Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-61188-209-4

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-936558-74-8

Publication date: October 20, 2015 

420 pages

“Clever and compelling. Brooke Burrell is my kind of heroine, savvy, kick ass, and with a direct line to the president. You will stay up late and keep turning the pages to the very end.”

– Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author


It always starts out as routine, even when you are only doing it while your husband is deployed at sea. Even if it began as a safe, easy way to make enough cash to start a family. Even if there was no way you would ever get stuck doing it full time . . . after all, that’s why you retired from the FBI.

But then they killed off your prime witnesses all over the globe, erased all of their digital fingerprints from a Wall Street hedge fund, blew up your office, tried to blow up St. Pats and, with unlimited funding from financial plays in the stock market, launched the biggest, most devastating attack ever directed against a city. One that no one saw coming. An unthinkable event that would have ramifications for the next one hundred years or more.

And all you wanted to do was go home to Hawaii and coach high school soccer…

Welcome to former FBI agent Brooke Burrell’s life. Her cushy assignment turns into a countdown to mega-death and destruction, keeping her and her hand-picked group of experts guessing what, where, and when the attack will be – right up until zero hour.

Give Us This Day is a book with enough plausibility that it will keep readers guessing what will happen next, whether they are in their living rooms or in government offices.

"Tom Avitabile writes with verve and velocity in his terrific thriller. Give Us This Day presents FBI female vet Brooke Burrell, who's kind of a post-modern though equally jaded Clarice Starling. Little does she know that her cushy, quasi-retirement is about to be interrupted by a villain as fiendish as Hannibal Lecter, though on a global level. Give yourself only this day to read it, because that's all you're going to need."

- Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong series


Give Us This Day 

Tom Avitabile

"Avitabile masterfully navigates one killer of a thrill ride within a cautionary tale of global proportions . . . and in Brooke Burrell exhibits a remarkable grasp of the female psyche.”

- Olivia Rupprecht, bestselling author of There Will Be Killing


“In Give Us This Day, Tom Avitabile has created another action-packed thriller that offers a diverse and likable cast of characters, a diabolical villain, and a remarkable doomsday scenario that will both frighten and amaze the reader. Avitabile is a master storyteller who keeps getting better and better."

- Joseph Badal, Tony Hillerman Award Winner of Ultimate Betrayal

“If you are into action thrillers, with a little bit of terrorism and politics thrown in, this is definitely a book that you are going to want on your bookshelf."

- Comfy Reading

"This novel left me breathless!!!! The storyline bursts into action from the first page and charges to the end with unexpected twists and turns that leave you on the edge of your seat."

- Book Bug

“The go-to guy for pure thriller reading pleasure, Tom Avitabile delivers with every word.”

- New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart

“Tom Avitabile is at the top of his game.”

- New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein on The Devil’s Quota

Tom Avitabile, a Senior V.P./Creative Director at a New York advertising firm, is a writer, director, and producer with numerous film and television credits, a professional musician, and an amateur woodworker. He has an extensive background in engineering and computers, including work on projects for the House Committee on Science and Technology. His novel The Devil’s Quota became a Barnes and Noble #1 bestseller, as did The Eighth Day, the first installment of his Bill Hiccock “thrillogy” that includes the novels The Hammer of God and The God Particle.