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The Florida Writer Podcast

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Apr 4, 2020

Al Pessin is an award-winning journalist, author and playwright. Kensington will publish his first novel, Sandblast, on March 31, 2020. The first of the Task Force Epsilon thrillers, Sandblast was a top-five finisher in the Unpublished Book of the Year competition at the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards and a shortlist selection for the 2017 Bosque Fiction Prize. 

Sandblast is the story of an Afghan-American U.S. Army lieutenant who goes undercover inside the Taliban to find the new global terrorism mastermind, and his boss, a woman at the Pentagon with West Point and two combat tours behind her, who has to fight the top brass and even the president to keep her agent alive and his mission on track. The first sequel, Blowback, will be published in the spring of 2021, with a second sequel scheduled for a year later. 

New York Times Bestselling author Tom Straw (Richard Castle) said, “Al Pessin escorts you through thrills and chaos, writing with the sure hand of authority. This guy knows his stuff.”

He lives in Delray Beach, FL with his wife Audrey and their precocious Labrador Rory. Contact Al through