Laws of Annihilation (Martyr Maker) (Paperback)
"Eriq La Salle has emerged as a terrific writer with unique gifts." —Don Winslow, #1 international bestselling author
A war is brewing in New York City, and no one can stop it.
With grit, relentless action, and twists you'll never see coming, Laws of Annihilation is the third installment in the highly-acclaimed Martyr Maker series by Eriq La Salle.
It's another blistering summer in New York City, and a sweltering heat wave stifles the area. Hostility between the Hasidic and Black communities has been steadily increasing since a tragic incident left a Black teenager dead. When two rabbis are killed in a gruesome attack on their synagogue, it has all the signs of retaliation.
The entire city is on edge.
Through it all, Agent Janet Maclin's dreams of becoming the FBI's first female director come crashing down when she receives some devastating news. In spite of it all, she's determined to help NYPD detectives Quincy Cavanaugh and Phee Freeman find the rabbis' killer as more hate crimes put the city on the brink of all-out war. As the body count climbs with the temperature and the tensions, time is running out for Maclin in more ways than one.
Apart from his critically-acclaimed thriller titles, La Salle is a masterful mystery/crime storyteller. He may be best known for his acting roles in productions such as ER, Coming to America, and Logan, but his background in crime fiction was finely honed as he directed and executive produced countless episodes of popular shows such as Law & Order, Law and Order SVU, Law & Order: Organized Crime, CSI: NY, and Chicago PD with Dick Wolf.
Praise for Eriq La Salle's Martyr Maker Series
"Laws of Wrath is all thriller; no filler—a white knuckled treat." —James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author
"Laws of Depravity is a gritty crime thriller, spiritual quest, and love story all woven into one compelling tale." —Publishers Weekly
"Fast paced…Characters are richly textured [and] none is without faults." —Kirkus Reviews, for Laws of Wrath
About the Author
ERIQ LA SALLE is an actor, director, producer, and author best known to worldwide television audiences for his portrayal of the commanding Dr. Peter Benton in the award-winning, critically acclaimed medical drama, E.R. He was raised in Hartford, Connecticut, and educated at Juilliard and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
"La Salle conquers yet another medium. [Laws of Annihilation is] a really great read." — Dick Wolf, Producer and New York Times bestselling author
"Eriq La Salle has emerged as a terrific writer with unique gifts. I've enjoyed his books for years and I love Laws of Annihilation." — Don Winslow, #1 International Bestselling Author
""Eriq La Salle has crafted a pitch perfect thriller that conjures the tension of a city at a boiling point. Laws of Annihilation is an exploration of racial conflict and personal turmoil and will have you flipping the pages at record speed. A startling and shocking and astute entry into the genre." — Ivy Pochada" — Ivy Pochoda, author of Sing Her Down
"A brilliant and bloody cop thriller." — Adrian McKinty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chain
"Timely and engaging." — Kirkus Reviews
"La Salle captures the racial tensions of contemporary New York City in his gripping third thriller. [He] gets the details right while keeping his foot on the gas...This series has yet to stumble." — Publishers Weekly