“Thrills and chaos…Tense, believable and relevant…High emotional content…Timely, realistic, authentic…Taut action…Pulse-rattling…Nail-biter…Highly original…You won’t be able to put it down…I felt like I was there…A great book.”

—Fellow authors’ advance reviews of Sandblast


“I nearly fell out of my chair. I love every page of this script. It's going to bring the house down every night.”

Teresa Biber LoMonte, Director


Al Pessin is the author of the thriller, SANDBLAST, coming in spring, 2020 from Kensington Publishing Corp, and the playwright of MURDER AT THE BUTCHER’S, a murder-mystery farce. SANDBLAST was a top-five selection for UNPUBLISHED BOOK OF THE YEAR at the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2017 BOSQUE FICTION AWARD. MURDER AT THE BUTCHER’S is a finalist in the 2019 RPLAs. The play will be have its world premiere production by The Playgroup, LLC at the Willow Theatre in Boca Raton, FL, November 22, 23 and 24.

Advance Praise for SANDBLAST

“Tense, believable and relevant.  High emotional content…as we follow the almost impossible quest of a likable and massively outgunned hero.”
T. Jefferson Parker, Author of THE LAST GOOD GUY

“Al Pessin escorts you through thrills and chaos, writing with the sure hand of authority. This guy knows his stuff.”
Tom Straw NYT Bestselling author, writing as Richard Castle

"Sandblast is the definition of a terrific military thriller--straightforward, precise and devastating. This timely, realistic story--with its authentic and knowing voice, and courageous main characters-- propels readers to the peak of white-knuckled brinksmanship, and will be awarded top marks by fans of Alex Berensen and Vince Flynn." 
Hank Phillippi Ryan, winner of the Mary Higgins Clark, Anthony, and Agatha Awards.  Author of the current nail-biter Trust Me, and the forthcoming The Murder List.

 “A taut action-thriller that really pulls you in. You’ll feel like you’re right beside the main character, on an increasingly perilous journey filled with impossible choices that threaten to change him at his very core.”
Henry V. O'Neil, author of GLORY MAIN