J.A. Walsh: Purpose of Evasion

TUE, JUL 23, 2019 (52:12)

From the mind of J.A. Walsh, former intelligence officer, Purpose of Evasion is a political thriller full of real spy tradecraft. Learn more about his book and the inspiration behind it.

+ BIO: William Gavin

William A Gavin retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 28 years. He served as Assistant Director of New York, the Bureau’s largest field office. He was also the Assistant Director of the Inspection Division of the FBI in Washington, DC,Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI Miami,FL and the Denver,CO offices. He has also served as the VP of a major health care HMO, and as VP of a half billion dollar security services provider. His consulting company, The Gavin Group, Inc., for eight years conducted compliance audits of the Catholic Church. Mr. Gavin received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Boston College and a Master of Science Degree from Fordham University. He has also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government for Senior Managers at Harvard University Mr. Gavin received the (US) Presidential Distinguished Rank Award and the (US) Presidential Meritorious Rank Award. He is a member of the National Executive Institute and the American Society of Industrial Security. He appears on CNN, FOX and MSNBC as an analyst for terrorism and other criminal matters.

+ BIO: J.A. Walsh

J.A. Walsh worked in intelligence and counter-terrorism after the 9/11 attacks, before embarking on a career advising the U.S. military on energy security strategies. He was born in Boston and is a graduate of Boston University and Suffolk University Law School. He also received a BA in Russian from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. He lives in North Carolina with his family.

Purpose of Evasion is the first book in the Sami Lakhani Thriller Series. Sami is a new kind of spy hero, whose experiences are drawn from the author’s own service in counter-terrorism, and inspired by some of the great writers and heroes of the spy and political thriller genres, including Alex Berenson’s John Wells, and Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon, as well as the novels of Stephen L. Carter, Michael Crichton and John Grisham.

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