Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-61188-192-9

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-61188-193-6

Publication date: October 28, 2014

342 pages

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

– John Lescroart


The devil is in the details when the one percent gets what the one percent wants… no matter what, no matter how much or how legal. NYPD Detective Mike DiMaggio is catapulted into an international conspiracy when the details of a not-so-routine murder investigation get his partner killed and him fired. His suspicion that Cassandra Cassidy, a sexual behavioral psychiatrist right out of the society pages, is somehow connected to this syndicate proves to be dangerous. It sets him on a journey that soon has him pitted against the most powerful forces in this country and around the world.

Meanwhile, one victim of this international treachery, special forces operative Master Sergeant Eric Ronson, abandons his unit and is hell-bent on protecting Setara, the Afghan girl he loves, from its evil grip. He’s an army of one, and soon his rescue mission crosses international datelines and crosses paths with Detective DiMaggio. None of this is good for the fat cat power brokers and inhuman traffickers who will soon learn the high cost of satisfying the Devil’s Quota.


The Devil's Quota 

Tom Avitabile

“Frighteningly realistic. Most of Washington really works this way. Homeland Security had better read this one and take corrective action.”
– U.S. Ambassador Michael Skol on The Eighth Day

“Awesome. I could not go to sleep last night because I couldn’t put it down!”

– Donna Hanover, WOR Radio 710 on The Eighth Day


The Hammer of God is a tightly plotted, fear-filled and all-too-realistic thriller that is finely written, in fact the best this reviewer has read in a long time. It should be a best seller and will make the reader anxiously awaiting the third and final novel in this thriller trilogy! Great job, Tom Avitabile!”
– Crystal Book Reviews

“If you like your thrillers realistic enough to make your spine tingle, and well-written enough to keep you turning pages, you must pick up THE DEVIL'S QUOTA. Tom Avitabile is at the top of his game. Read this book.”

– Linda Fairstein

“Well done and ensuring that the reader will grab book three as soon as available.”

– Bookbitch on The Hammer of God

“Most of Washington really works this way. Homeland Security had better read this one and take corrective action.” That’s what US Ambassador Michael Skol said about The Eighth Day. Readers with lower security clearances have been equally enthusiastic. Crystal Book Reviews called The Hammer of God “the best this reviewer has read in a long time.” Avitabile writes stunningly realistic thrillers filled with tension, humor, great characters, and a seemingly limitless imagination.