The Eighth Day

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A chemical engineer sets in motion a horrendous explosion killing hundreds of commuters and himself.

Hollywood’s hottest sex symbol assassinates a sitting senator.

A grandmother stages a sophisticated attack on a train causing massive damage.

An airplane full of Silicon Valley’s brightest is blown up while refueling.

A series of deadly, ...

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Overview


A chemical engineer sets in motion a horrendous explosion killing hundreds of commuters and himself.

Hollywood’s hottest sex symbol assassinates a sitting senator.

A grandmother stages a sophisticated attack on a train causing massive damage.

An airplane full of Silicon Valley’s brightest is blown up while refueling.

A series of deadly, unrelated events or the unlikely start of an insidious new terror network?

As Science Advisor to the President, William “Wild Bill” Hiccock is tasked with assembling a team to identify and stop the threat, whether homegrown or foreign. His team – a retired Navy admiral, a wise-guy computer hacker sprung from federal prison, and his ex-wife, a leading behavioral psychologist – must identify and destroy their elusive adversary who always seems to be a step ahead.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611881493
  • Publisher: Story Plant, The
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 1,432,655
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

TOM AVITABILE, a Senior VP/Creative Director at a New York advertising firm, is a writer, director, and producer with numerous film and television credits. He has an extensive background in engineering and computers, including work on projects for the House Committee on Science and Technology, which helped lay the foundation for THE EIGHTH DAY, his first novel. In his spare time, Tom is a professional musician and an amateur woodworker. He recently completed his third novel in the William “Wild Bill” Hiccock, Quarterback Operations Group series.
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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    This unique story absolutely blew me away and turned my rocker i

    This unique story absolutely blew me away and turned my rocker into a rocket! Heavily scientifically detailed but, even for the technologically challenged (me), I was willingly led into parts unknown and learned about worlds I never imagined. The characters and brilliant plot entice you into wanting to know more and more and more.
    I am begging Tom to please provide more and more and more!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Grrrreat! As a female and first-time reader of a thriller, I was

    Grrrreat! As a female and first-time reader of a thriller, I was absolutely mesmerized and could not put down "The Eighth Day." Not only was the story riveting but Tom Avitabile’s research and knowledge of computers, bombs, mathematics, and the various branches of the military added to the realism to this well-crafted novel. His realistic details are informative and educational to the reader. Since his language is not formal or technical, his narrative allows for easy reading. Tom Avitabile also lets us into the main character’s background, inner thoughts, and tender feelings. I did not want the book to end. I wanted to know more about Hiccock, the main character, and his ex-wife, Janice. I know the book is a thriller but Tom Avitabile made me care about them. I look forward to reading his next book and hope Hiccock and his ex-wife are in it.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    A great who done it

    I really enjoyed this book. If anyone is into mysteries, this is one for you. Opened my eyes to a lot of intel issues I really should have know about and how techie our world has become.

    I will look for other books by this author, a great writer and you feel like you are right there and waiting to see what is going to happen next. It's a "gotcha" type book.

    Would make a great book to discuss for any book club.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    On the cover of "The Eighth Day" in small print are t


    On the cover of "The Eighth Day" in small print are the words A THRILLER...what an understatement that is! This is a classic page turner if there ever was one. They should have something on the cover that says "Buyer Beware-Book Must be Read Over Weekend". I can't wait to dig in to Hammer of God. This guy out Patterson's James Patterson. Frank Di Giacomo, Verona, NJ

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    I have only submitted one other review, but I could not keep fro

    I have only submitted one other review, but I could not keep from sharing my praise for this book and the author. I love reading thrillers, and this is definitely a thriller in all sense of the word. The author never allowed the science to overwhelm the reader, and explained the scientific aspects in the way a great teacher does, so that your mind is open to something new and wonderful. But the bottom line is this is an extraordinary, fast paced, well written thriller. I will definitely have Mr. Avitabile on my list of favorite authors to read. I can't wait to get my hands on his next book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Great piece of literature! Exciting, captivating, beautifully wr

    Great piece of literature! Exciting, captivating, beautifully written! Once you start reading it, you'll lose the track of time!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    This is my first ever book review. I never have any time to rea

    This is my first ever book review. I never have any time to read books. I have an entire book shelf of unread books. I bought "The Eighth Day" at a bookstore in Newark Airport right after it was first published. And, I originally only bought it to support my friend Tom. But I decided to actually try to find some time to read it, so I started reading it -- the first book I had read in many years -- during my breaks at work. I knew Tom was a great talent because I had seen his commercial and film work. I had no idea he was such an incredible author. I am NOT just saying this because he is a friend of mine. I was absolutely hooked when I started reading "The Eighth Day." I know this sounds cliche', but I could not put the book down once I started (and got in "trouble" a few times at work when my manager caught me reading the book well after my break had ended). Wild Bill Hiccock is a fabulous character, but so are many others in this book. And there are many great, unexpected surprises. I hope SOMEone with vision will turn the "Eighth Day" into a major motion picture. Can't wait. Anyway, I LOVED the book.

    -- Lory Lazarus, Bloomfield, NJ

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    You won't put it down and when you do you'll be waiting for the

    You won't put it down and when you do you'll be waiting for the next book to be published!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Blah

    Despite the great reviews i just could not muster any interest to finish this

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Wow

    Thriller that sucks you in...could not put this book down. Vince flynn, clancey,patterson, all need to look in their rearview mirrors....theres a new kid on the rise.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Having listened to an audio teaser sample (expertly read and rec

    Having listened to an audio teaser sample (expertly read and recorded by the author), I am anxious to read this book. Had me after the first paragraph! . . . EJ Schussler

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    This book reads you- in that it reflects serious thoughts you ha

    This book reads you- in that it reflects serious thoughts you had in the past about tragic events, Good read - indeed! / Joe from da Bronx

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    EXCELLENT!!!!

    Good read! Storyline beleivable, charecters realistic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    The action never stops.

    Well written and filled with excitment. You will want to keep reading and reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

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    Highly recommended and enjoyable read

    It's a cross between sci-fi and pre-apocalyptic fiction that pulls you in and keeps turning pages - if you enjoyed 1984 you will definitely enjoy this read. Action, adventure, mystery and thrills galore.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Excellent

    Thriller, good characteter development plus intellegent humot!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Fantastic! An intelligent, thinking person's thriller!

    Fantastic! An intelligent, thinking person's thriller!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    I just finished this book and loved it. It is a real page turne

    I just finished this book and loved it. It is a real page turner and i enjoyed it every night for the past month. A great read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent read! Highly recomm

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Excellent read! Highly recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Thoroughly enjoyable read.

    Author Tom Avitaible has given us a most enjoyable reading experience and something to really think about. His cast of characters runs across a broad spectrum of individuals from the U.S. president, various appointed and elected political types, a goodly number of military and Secret Service types and a plot line that is terrorfying to contemplate. Eagerly looking forward to this author's next offerings.

    J M Lydon

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