Written Magazine in partnership with Hammonds House Museum present
Wine and Words® featuring famed actor and producer Eriq La Salle. Most know Mr LaSalle from his role in the hit movie Coming to America and the famed TV show ER. More recently he has acted or directed in the tv shows CSI: Cyber, Under the Dome, Madam Secretary, Lucifer, Murder in the First.
In 2012, Eriq LaSalle published his first novel Laws of Depravity which was followed by his second novel Laws of Wrath. Here is the synopsis for the novels:
"Eriq La Salle's LAWS OF WRATH is all thriller; no filler--a white-knuckled treat." -- James Patterson
Chinatown, New York - The butchered body of a transvestite is found in a dumpster. Nothing out of the ordinary for NYPD, except the victim just so happens to be the brother of Detective Phee Freeman. At first the slaying looks like the random act of a vicious killer, but when it is discovered that there are similar ritualistic murders throughout the city, Phee and his partner Quincy Cavanaugh, along with FBI Agent Janet Maclin, have no choice but to join forces with Dr. Daria Zibik, a brilliant but deranged cult leader. With the clock running down and bodies piling up, Phee and his partners must do everything they can to stop the bloodshed and determine if the evil they are hunting and the psychopath they are trusting could actually be one in the same.
New York City. Fall 2011. A priest is found murdered in the most gruesome of crime scenes. The brutal slaying is the work of "The Martyr Maker," a serial killer that for the past 30 years has left behind a legacy of torture and fear. Every ten years, he butchers 12 clergymen in twisted scenes reflecting the martyrdom of Jesus and his disciples. Detective Cavanaugh, along with his partner and an F.B.I. agent know that they have very little time to catch this monster before he completes his final cycle of killing and disappears forever. But the investigation is made even more difficult when they discover that the seemingly unrelated clergymen are anything but the symbols of godliness they would have their community believe.