Hello again, and welcome to Al Pessin Author Newsletter #2, “The Big Reveals!”
It’s here. OMG, it’s here! This is the cover of Sandblast, thanks to the amazing team at Kensington Publishing:
They used the great quote from Richard Castle (pen name of Tom Straw, a terrific guy and great author/screenwriter I met at Sleuthfest). Other quotes will be on the back and/or inside.
I love the the texturing in the background that, to me, suggests a desert at night (“sand”) and the shadow of a man running through an explosion (“blast”). The Capitol Building indicates that he’s an American. And the explosion and fire promise plenty of action.
We came up with Task Force Epsilon as a way to link Sandblast to the two sequels that are in the works. The name is explained toward the end of Sandblast, when the team’s success is rewarded with a permanent status.
Sandblast is available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target and soon other online outlets, and also by order from your local bookstore. It’s already discounted on Amazon and Target! At this writing, only the paperback is available, but the ebook should be posted soon. Shipping or electronic delivery will be March 31, 2020.