The plane carrying the Secretary of Defense is blown out of the sky. The Defense Intelligence Agency greenlights an unprecedented response—Operation: Sandblast.
Pentagon Covert Ops runner Bridget Davenport, must find someone to infiltrate the Taliban, get to the terrorist mastermind, and at all costs stop his plan for an attack more destructive than 9/11. Bridget finds Afghan-American Lieutenant Faraz Abdallah. His heritage and military training make him the perfect candidate, but no one knows whether he can do the job.
Success depends on Faraz’s ability to fool the Taliban’s top leaders as they transform him into a terrorist, while not forgetting why he’s really there. Bridget has to fight the top brass, and even the president, to keep Faraz alive and his mission on track.
“Pessin calls on his years in the Pentagon and White House press corps for the keen details that bring this tale to life.”
—T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author
“This timely, realistic story will be awarded top marks by fans of Alex Berensen and Vince Flynn.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan
“Utterly compelling and a cautionary tale for our times.”
—Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis, USN, author, former NATO commander
“A nail-biter of a thriller.”
—Les Standiford, author of Water to the Angels
“A taut action-thriller that really pulls you in.”
—Henry V. O’Neil, author of The Sim War Series