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A tough story, well-told and fast-paced.

“Much of the subject matter — sex trafficking along America’s highways and byways — is shocking, but no surprise. The authors bring the human and emotional toll home in vivid detail, and as part of a plot that never quits. The story moves swiftly, and excitingly, at all times. If these two authors write another book, sign me up! (I was already a fan of Alan Russell’s from way back.)

— Eclectic Reader

A propulsive legal thriller

“A propulsive legal thriller fueled by the righteous indignation of a legal team fighting against one of the darkest scourges of modern society: the invisible epidemic of sex trafficking and sexual slavery. Through Machiavellian courtroom maneuvering, undercover investigation, and military-style interventions fraught with personal danger, trial attorney Nick ‘Deke’ Deketomis and his team of life-scarred legal heroes put everything on the line.

— William L. Myers, Jr., trial attorney and author of the bestselling Philadelphia Legal Series

Law and Addiction is real-life drama at its finest

“A book that clears away the darkness page by page, spotlighting a profound truth about our society through expert storytelling.

— Awesome Gang

Perhaps most striking was Papantonio’s passion for justice, anti-corruption and compassion for the communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic

“While this is a work of fiction, the same intensity we saw in the author’s note shines through in Papantonio’s collection of attorneys fighting Big Pharma. I was sent a physical copy of Law and Addiction to voluntarily read and review, though I did end up purchasing the ebook so I could read it on the go when I didn’t want to put it down but still had to adult! I definitely recommend this book for readers that enjoy legal thrillers but also as an introduction to the opioid epidemic.

— Dream Come Review

The author's passion for this issue is nothing short of eye-opening

“Moreover, the main character’s refusal to quit, even when his own life is in imminent peril, and his determination to survive in order to see that justice is served makes for a thrilling read.

— The Florida Bar Journal 

This is an eye-opening novel by Mike Papantonio and readers will understand the true meaning of LAW AND ADDICTION

“Within this novel you will meet several lawyers and victims whose voices will be heard as author Mike Papantonio brings them to life. The prologue is so chilling and the graphic description of Blake and what he thinks he sees will enlighten readers to the dangers of taking these drugs.

— Just Reviews

Law and Addiction is compelling

“Mike Papantonio writes though provoking legal thrillers with depth and credibility…Law and Addiction takes on the opioid crisis and will make your blood boil.

— BookLoons

Definitely worth the read, this book does so much more than it set out to do

“This book was engaging, a fast read, and had characters that were written well and believably realistic from the newly minted idealist lawyer Jake Rutledge to the West Virginia county chief prosecutor Eva Whistler, all of these characters felt real.

— The Oddness of Moving Things

I was struck by how emotional this book made me feel

“It did a great job demonstrating the horrific opioid epidemic as well as creating empathy for the individuals struggling with and/or trying to overcome an addiction. Overall this was a well-researched, timely release about a young lawyer’s fight against an epidemic that has taken the U.S. by storm.

— Shih Tzus and Book Reviews

Mike Papantonio fights the good fight every day against these corporate distributors

“Mike Papantonio has a phenomenal career background. He has the guts to take on the powerful industry giants to help the little guys in the quest for what is right. Be ready to be impressed. In his books, Mike Papantonio lays out some real chills which mirror current times, using his cases as a foundation. In Law and Addiction, he does not disappoint. It reels you in from page one (1), which is a big deal for me and my book worm addiction.

— Momma Fargo

I highly recommend this book

“I’ve read a couple of books by Mike Papantonio and have enjoyed them all. They are all easy to read and fast paced. I highly recommend this book.

— NetGalley Reviews 

Law and Addiction could be used as a guide for how to successfully win a complicated torts case. While the thriller is filled with legal strategy and facts about opioids, Papantonio skillfully weaves all that information into a narrative where the action never lets up.

“Besides “show don’t tell,” the best advice given to authors is “write what you know.” Mike Papantonio certainly does that, one reason why his legal thrillers are so riveting

https://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/reading-around/mike-papantonio-a-master-of-the-courtroom-masters-the-legal-thriller/

— Woman Around Town, New York Press Club Award Winner

It isn't often that you recommend a fictional novel as being important but I do so recommend this as being important

“Papantonio presents much of the factual information found in Dreamland but in a fictional manner that his bound to capture more readers. Novels sell better than history books and Papantonio makes it easy to learn about the crisis. As a former counselor who had some real-life experience with drug abuse, I did not see a single thing in this book that wasn’t accurate, frighteningly accurate.

— William Bentrim, Pick of the Literate

Papantonio brings awareness to Big Pharma's tactics, and the risks involved when challenging the bigger fish in the pond

“This timely story provides insight into the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Using entertainment to educate the reader about the high-level class action lawsuits currently pending against the opioid industry, Papantonio brings awareness to Big Pharma’s tactics, and the risks involved when challenging the bigger fish in the pond. This is a perfect novel to put on your summer must-read list.

— Paul Jess, Executive Director Florida Justice Association

Excellent mix of thriller, law, corporate greed, and drug addiction epidemic

“Excellent mix of thriller, law, corporate greed, and drug addiction epidemic. The timeliness adds to the tension of the excellent writing and authentic characters.

— Netgalley Reviews

He does so many things but clearly he does them all well

“Mike Papantonio has written a number of legal thrillers and also happens to be a practicing attorney with an impressive resume. My first thought is when does he actually have time to write books?! He does so many things but clearly he does them all well.

— The Lit Bitch

This is an entertaining story with a message behind it

“This is an entertaining story, but there is a message behind it as well. It illustrates how the current drug crisis differs significantly from those in the past. After all, what can you do when at least the manufacture and some parts of the distribution chain are legal?

— English Plus

He lays bare the conspiracies and white-collar crimes that hurt ordinary Americans

Mike Papantonio is the author of Law and Addiction. A truth-teller, he is a crusader who uses fiction to entertain and inform his readers about some of the most pressing issues of our time. In each of his thrillers, he lays bare the conspiracies and white-collar crimes that hurt ordinary Americans – and that are rarely covered by the national media.

— Books and Such

This compelling read is both entertaining and edifying

“This compelling read is both entertaining and edifying, and the story is more than timely. In his real life, attorney Papantonio is making it his mission to bring justice to those who unleashed the opioid scourge upon our country; in this fictional tour de force he has drawn characters engaged in this life and death struggle that the reader can’t help but care about. Bravo!

— Alan Russel, #1 bestselling author of Burning Man and Guardians of the Night

Author Mike Papantonio being a lawyer really makes reading this book very realistic

“Author Mike Papantonio is a real life lawyer who has taken on the big companies like Tobacco and Big Pharma. He uses this to write his novels. His latest takes on Big Pharma over the opioids in a small West Virginia community but as a case to bring it to light as a big problem in the country. This is a great legal novel with a stellar story and a hero in Jake. He is determined to get this case done and avenge his brother’s death and all the others that are suffering. Author Mike Papantonio being a lawyer really makes reading this book very realistic. It took the reader on a journey and it showed how hard lawyers really have to work on their cases. You root for Jake and the team to win this case.

— Red Carpet Crash

A Legal Thriller In True Grisham Style

Law And Disorder is not only a legal thriller in true Grisham style—it is also an excellent window into the total dysfunction of the justice system. I literally couldn’t put it down.

— Mark Geragos, criminal defense attorney and author, Mistrial: An Inside Look At How The Criminal Justice System Works … And Sometimes Doesn’t

Satisfying Tale Of Greed, Corruption, Lust, and Murder

The legal maneuvering, courtroom drama, and brisk pace make this a satisfying tale of greed, corruption, lust, and murder.

— Publishers Weekly

Excited For Law And Addiction

I’ve read other legal thrillers by Mike Papantonio so was excited for Law And Addiction. It did not disappoint! His suspenseful novels always have realistic details, since the author is a respected lawyer who takes on cases involving corporate crime.

— Mama Likes This book reviews

I Couldn’t Put This Book Down

Kudos to Mike Papantonio, author of Law And Addiction for writing such a captivating, intriguing, enthralling, suspenseful, page-turning, riveting, unpredictable, and thought-provoking novel . . . I couldn’t put this book down. Many things seem so shocking. I would highly recommend (Law And Addiction) for those readers who enjoy an action-packed thriller that leaves you thinking.

— Linda’s Book Obsession Blog

Compelling David Versus Goliath Story

Mike Papantonio’s Law And Disorder is an eye-opener. This is a legal thriller that edifies. Papantonio recasts the role of mass tort lawyers . . . as heroes and the last defense against corporate money and vested interests. In his legal career the author has walked the walk; now he successfully talks the talk in this compelling David vs. Goliath story.

— Alan Russell, bestselling author of Burning Man

Gripping Story Of Greed

A masterpiece . . . this gripping story of greed, guts, corruption and the underbelly of the criminal justice system in our country is not only a page-turner, it is also a must-read for anyone who cares about human rights and truth.

— Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist and writer

I Highly Recommend It

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Mr. Papantonio takes the time to set his scenes, build his characters, and tell his story. It is easy to tell that he does his research and knows his stuff. I can’t wait to read more of his books.

— Books and Such reviews

Knows His Subject Like No One Else Does

Mike Papantonio is an author who knows his subject like no one else does . . . Not only is this a can’t-put-down thriller but the reader will gain insight into the power of the petrochemical/pharmaceutical industry and the lengths they will go to destroy anyone who stands in the way of their insatiable lust for profit.

— Britt Lind, actor and author, Learning How to Fly: A Speed Reel Journey Toward Life’s Purpose

Hard to put down, the story, based on facts, kept me reading most of the night.

“Mike Papantonio‘s latest work is fascinating, disturbing, and unfortunately based upon the truth of human trafficking. The pace of the novel is fast and makes it hard to put down, I lost sleep last night reading until the wee hours. I like how Papentonio includes Local color and bases his story on the thousands of young womens’ plight as a sex slaves, helping to make us aware that these crimes are committed in most cities in the U.S. Keep up the good work Pap!

—  Terra Nova

Would make a great film

“This would make a great film, it is a fast paced legal thriller. The focus is on the grim topic of sex trafficking.

—  Jim Holroyd Blog

Well-crafted and suspenseful

“In this well-crafted and suspenseful legal thriller, the reader will witness how innocent victims are manipulated by the criminal world of human trafficking and the atrocities they must endure.

— Stephen W. Frey, author of The Chairman and Trust Fund

A fast-paced legal thriller

“As someone who has previously tackled the subject matter, I can say that Inhuman Trafficking is on the nose with its realism and at times disturbing depiction of a serious problem in the USA and other countries. Authors Papantonio and Russell deliver a fast-paced legal thriller with hard-hitting conflict—sometimes ‘Bondian’ action!—that introduces an engaging team of protagonists and an equally despicable group of baddies.

— Raymond Benson, author of In the Hush of the Night and Blues in the Dark

This truly kept me on the edge of my seat

Law and Addiction has a little of everything; bribery, fraudulent property seizure, kidnapping, and even a little romance.

— Riani Shahid

Law and Addiction is a stellar thriller

“Mike Papantonio has paved the way for success with Law and Addiction as well as emphasizing the importance of tackling the opioid crisis with force through an exciting and action-filled thriller. I encourage those with little knowledge on the subject to read the book, as well as lovers of courtroom drama and legal procedurals.

— Facing the Story

This is an amazing novel from start to finish – a definite must read novel

“The plot was fantastic – not what I was expecting but incredible all the same. It was educational but entertaining, but definitely leaves you with a lot of food for thought.

— Working Mommy Journal

This is a truly chilling legal thriller due to its subject matter, the opioid crisis is not going away

“This is a tale of greed, corruption and heartbreak. Gripping and scary in its reality.

— The Bookwormery

The taut chilling thriller takes the reader on a page turning adventure into the opioid nightmare

“As a former Mental Health Counselor specializing in addictions, I was impressed with the accuracy and the depth of Papantonio’s research. By focusing on the legal aspects, he is able to present the problem along with a possible solution. In our tumultuous world, where short attention span reigns, Papantonio reminds us that truly ignorance does equal death. A stimulating read for our times. Highly recommended.

— NetGalley Reviews

Write Now provides a glimpse into how different people write for a living. Today's edition features Mike Papantonio, trial lawyer and author of Law and Addiction

“The advantage of writing a solidly entertaining and informational type of legal thriller is that I am able to introduce the reader to back stories of some of the biggest and most important civil cases in America in a way that traditional media falls short.

Read more: https://writingcooperative.com/write-now-with-mike-papantonio-9d4cc7c3fee

— The Writing Cooperative, featuring Mike Papantonio 

This is an eye-opening novel by Mike Papantonio and readers will understand the true meaning of LAW AND ADDICTION

“Within this novel you will meet several lawyers and victims whose voices will be heard as author Mike Papantonio brings them to life.

— Fran Lewis

This was definitely a page-turner

“Reading this book made the opioid epidemic very clear and real, but it was also an entertaining work of fiction.

— Books I Think You Should Read

What Papantonio does very well in this novel is to shine a light and humanize the opioid crisis

“As readers, we get to see the desolation and heartache the influx of drugs have caused. We get a taste of addicts, people in recovery, drug mules, and people who take advantage of the situation financially. The author is clearly well-versed in this type of law and in this growing crisis. This is a book people should read to help understand why the opioid crisis is not going away and why each of us should care.

— Kate’s Book Blog

The timeliness adds to the tension of the excellent writing

“Excellent mix of thriller, law, corporate greed, drug addiction epidemic. The timeliness adds to the tension of the excellent writing and authentic characters.

— NetGalley Reviews

Part of the reason the opioid crisis took place was because the news wouldn't report on it

“Part of the reason the opioid crisis took place was because the news wouldn’t report on it, and then when they wanted to talk about it, their corporate advertisers wouldn’t let them.

https://thericksmithshow.podbean.com/e/the-rick-smith-show-8-27-2019/

— Mike Papantonio on The Rick Smith Show

Mr. Papantonio uses his real life cases as springboards for his novels

Law and Addiction” is a must-read and recommended for fans of smart legal thrillers, but it also has elements of suspense and mystery with some politics mixed in to appeal to most readers. Since Mr. Papantonio uses his real life cases as springboards for his novels, readers can surely look forward to more in this exciting series.

— SA Examiner 

Real-life drama at its finest

Law and Addiction is the real-life drama at its finest – a book that clears away the darkness page by page, spotlighting a profound truth about our society through expert storytelling.

— Book Spin

Mike Papantonio hits the nail on the head on Big Pharma's complicity in addicting millions of Americans to opioids

“Co-host of the Ring of Fire radio show Mike Papantonio, AKA America’s Lawyer, appears on Politics Done Right to discuss how Pharmaceutical Corporations have decimated the health of millions. Sadly, it is the double whammy. We pay Big Pharma to infect millions. And to detoxify and heal them, we pay Big Pharma again. That is the real story of socialism in this country. Mike recently wrote the book Law and Addiction: A legal Thriller which explores the opioid epidemic in a fictionalized triller.

— Politics Done Right 

The multidimensional brillance of Mike Papantonio shines brightly through this can't-put-it-down legal thriller

“The multidimensional brillance of Mike Papantonio shines brightly through this can’t-put-it-down legal thriller. For a deep dive into law and politics, power and those who fight it, and the very human conflicts that drive and tear at us all, read Law and Addiction!

— Thom Hartmann, nationally syndicated talk show host and New York Times bestselling author

The opioid addiction crisis in this country is scary

“The opioid addiction crisis in this country is scary. This fictional account has been getting rave reviews and was even featured in Publishers Weekly.

— Sincerely Stacie

I’m Now Hooked

I’m now hooked. I know (or I hope) that Deke is not done. I’m waiting for the next one, to see what facet of the American legal system Deke will take on, and how he’ll do it. Time to move over, Grisham.

— Mark M. O’Mara, criminal defense attorney, O’Mara Law Group, and CNN legal analyst

Rare Combination Of A Top-Flight Trial Lawyer Who Can Write

Mike Papantonio offers the rare combination of a top-flight trial lawyer who can write with a high level of skill, and spin a yarn right up there with John Grisham and David Baldacci.

— F. Lee Bailey, author and famed trial lawyer

A Testament On How To Challenge And Rollback The Opioid Epidemic Still Facing The Nation

As Papantonio lets the story unfold we are given an excellent parallel view of legal proceedings and personal drama. The balance is well maintained making the novel more than just a courtroom drama. Papantonio’s prose is swift, and he has a knack for writing dialogue moving the story forward rather than extraneous or overwrought description. One would expect as much since the author is a member of the Trial Lawyers’ Hall of Fame with deep experience not just in the courtroom managing clients and opponents but also in crafting succinct briefs cutting to the heart of issues.

Law And Addiction will not only satisfy readers who devour thrillers, but also stands as a testament on how to challenge and rollback the opioid epidemic still facing the nation.

See full review

— Misanthropester reviews

A brilliant web of relationships and intrigue

Law and Vengeance is a brilliant web of relationships and intrigue that will captivate anyone interested in the challenges of criminal justice in our modern culture.

— Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist

Fans Of John Grisham And Steve Martini Will Welcome Papantonio’s Pulse-Pounding Second Legal Thriller

“Fans of John Grisham and Steve Martini will welcome Papantonio’s pulse-pounding second legal thriller (after 2016’s Law and Disorder). Angus Moore, of Bergman-Deketomis, is spearheading the Florida law firm’s pursuit of civil justice against Arbalest, the manufacturer of Sight-Clops, billed as the “latest and greatest hologram gunsight.” Sight-Clops has a design flaw—in humid conditions, bullets fired from weapons using it end up significantly off-target—that has already resulted in deaths. The author effectively enlists the reader’s sympathies early on by depicting two such friendly fire fatalities, including the death of a rookie Chicago cop accidentally gunned down by his partner. The deck is stacked against Moore and his colleagues, since Arbalest has powerful allies in law enforcement and politics who have sway over the Department of Justice. Moore’s persistence leads to the death of an important colleague, and an increased role in the investigation for Gina Romano, a fearless and aggressive lawyer. Papantonio, a member of the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, effectively balances litigation strategy and action.

— Publishers Weekly

A Fan Of Legal Thrillers

This is the second book I have read by the author and once again I enjoyed his writing and this book. If you are a fan of legal thrillers, I think you will enjoy Law and Vengeance.

— Mrs Reads Books

Papantonio Brings The Climax To A Satisfying Conclusion

The reader gains a vested awareness in the case, characters are well fleshed, including that of the antagonist, and the legal sequences are interesting. Surely the author won’t let the villain escape—but you’ll just have to read for yourself—as Papantonio brings the climax to a satisfying conclusion.

— Net Galley

Law and Addiction is real-life drama at its finest

“A book that clears away the darkness page by page, spotlighting a profound truth about our society through expert storytelling.

— Awesome Gang

Perhaps most striking was Papantonio’s passion for justice, anti-corruption and compassion for the communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic

“While this is a work of fiction, the same intensity we saw in the author’s note shines through in Papantonio’s collection of attorneys fighting Big Pharma. I was sent a physical copy of Law and Addiction to voluntarily read and review, though I did end up purchasing the ebook so I could read it on the go when I didn’t want to put it down but still had to adult! I definitely recommend this book for readers that enjoy legal thrillers but also as an introduction to the opioid epidemic.

— Dream Come Review

The author's passion for this issue is nothing short of eye-opening

“Moreover, the main character’s refusal to quit, even when his own life is in imminent peril, and his determination to survive in order to see that justice is served makes for a thrilling read.

— The Florida Bar Journal 

This is an eye-opening novel by Mike Papantonio and readers will understand the true meaning of LAW AND ADDICTION

“Within this novel you will meet several lawyers and victims whose voices will be heard as author Mike Papantonio brings them to life. The prologue is so chilling and the graphic description of Blake and what he thinks he sees will enlighten readers to the dangers of taking these drugs.

— Just Reviews

Law and Addiction is compelling

“Mike Papantonio writes though provoking legal thrillers with depth and credibility…Law and Addiction takes on the opioid crisis and will make your blood boil.

— BookLoons

Definitely worth the read, this book does so much more than it set out to do

“This book was engaging, a fast read, and had characters that were written well and believably realistic from the newly minted idealist lawyer Jake Rutledge to the West Virginia county chief prosecutor Eva Whistler, all of these characters felt real.

— The Oddness of Moving Things

I was struck by how emotional this book made me feel

“It did a great job demonstrating the horrific opioid epidemic as well as creating empathy for the individuals struggling with and/or trying to overcome an addiction. Overall this was a well-researched, timely release about a young lawyer’s fight against an epidemic that has taken the U.S. by storm.

— Shih Tzus and Book Reviews

Mike Papantonio fights the good fight every day against these corporate distributors

“Mike Papantonio has a phenomenal career background. He has the guts to take on the powerful industry giants to help the little guys in the quest for what is right. Be ready to be impressed. In his books, Mike Papantonio lays out some real chills which mirror current times, using his cases as a foundation. In Law and Addiction, he does not disappoint. It reels you in from page one (1), which is a big deal for me and my book worm addiction.

— Momma Fargo

I highly recommend this book

“I’ve read a couple of books by Mike Papantonio and have enjoyed them all. They are all easy to read and fast paced. I highly recommend this book.

— NetGalley Reviews 

Law and Addiction could be used as a guide for how to successfully win a complicated torts case. While the thriller is filled with legal strategy and facts about opioids, Papantonio skillfully weaves all that information into a narrative where the action never lets up.

“Besides “show don’t tell,” the best advice given to authors is “write what you know.” Mike Papantonio certainly does that, one reason why his legal thrillers are so riveting

https://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/reading-around/mike-papantonio-a-master-of-the-courtroom-masters-the-legal-thriller/

— Woman Around Town, New York Press Club Award Winner

It isn't often that you recommend a fictional novel as being important but I do so recommend this as being important

“Papantonio presents much of the factual information found in Dreamland but in a fictional manner that his bound to capture more readers. Novels sell better than history books and Papantonio makes it easy to learn about the crisis. As a former counselor who had some real-life experience with drug abuse, I did not see a single thing in this book that wasn’t accurate, frighteningly accurate.

— William Bentrim, Pick of the Literate

Papantonio brings awareness to Big Pharma's tactics, and the risks involved when challenging the bigger fish in the pond

“This timely story provides insight into the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Using entertainment to educate the reader about the high-level class action lawsuits currently pending against the opioid industry, Papantonio brings awareness to Big Pharma’s tactics, and the risks involved when challenging the bigger fish in the pond. This is a perfect novel to put on your summer must-read list.

— Paul Jess, Executive Director Florida Justice Association

Excellent mix of thriller, law, corporate greed, and drug addiction epidemic

“Excellent mix of thriller, law, corporate greed, and drug addiction epidemic. The timeliness adds to the tension of the excellent writing and authentic characters.

— Netgalley Reviews

He does so many things but clearly he does them all well

“Mike Papantonio has written a number of legal thrillers and also happens to be a practicing attorney with an impressive resume. My first thought is when does he actually have time to write books?! He does so many things but clearly he does them all well.

— The Lit Bitch

This is an entertaining story with a message behind it

“This is an entertaining story, but there is a message behind it as well. It illustrates how the current drug crisis differs significantly from those in the past. After all, what can you do when at least the manufacture and some parts of the distribution chain are legal?

— English Plus

He lays bare the conspiracies and white-collar crimes that hurt ordinary Americans

Mike Papantonio is the author of Law and Addiction. A truth-teller, he is a crusader who uses fiction to entertain and inform his readers about some of the most pressing issues of our time. In each of his thrillers, he lays bare the conspiracies and white-collar crimes that hurt ordinary Americans – and that are rarely covered by the national media.

— Books and Such

This compelling read is both entertaining and edifying

“This compelling read is both entertaining and edifying, and the story is more than timely. In his real life, attorney Papantonio is making it his mission to bring justice to those who unleashed the opioid scourge upon our country; in this fictional tour de force he has drawn characters engaged in this life and death struggle that the reader can’t help but care about. Bravo!

— Alan Russel, #1 bestselling author of Burning Man and Guardians of the Night

Author Mike Papantonio being a lawyer really makes reading this book very realistic

“Author Mike Papantonio is a real life lawyer who has taken on the big companies like Tobacco and Big Pharma. He uses this to write his novels. His latest takes on Big Pharma over the opioids in a small West Virginia community but as a case to bring it to light as a big problem in the country. This is a great legal novel with a stellar story and a hero in Jake. He is determined to get this case done and avenge his brother’s death and all the others that are suffering. Author Mike Papantonio being a lawyer really makes reading this book very realistic. It took the reader on a journey and it showed how hard lawyers really have to work on their cases. You root for Jake and the team to win this case.

— Red Carpet Crash

A Legal Thriller In True Grisham Style

Law And Disorder is not only a legal thriller in true Grisham style—it is also an excellent window into the total dysfunction of the justice system. I literally couldn’t put it down.

— Mark Geragos, criminal defense attorney and author, Mistrial: An Inside Look At How The Criminal Justice System Works … And Sometimes Doesn’t

Satisfying Tale Of Greed, Corruption, Lust, and Murder

The legal maneuvering, courtroom drama, and brisk pace make this a satisfying tale of greed, corruption, lust, and murder.

— Publishers Weekly

Excited For Law And Addiction

I’ve read other legal thrillers by Mike Papantonio so was excited for Law And Addiction. It did not disappoint! His suspenseful novels always have realistic details, since the author is a respected lawyer who takes on cases involving corporate crime.

— Mama Likes This book reviews

I Couldn’t Put This Book Down

Kudos to Mike Papantonio, author of Law And Addiction for writing such a captivating, intriguing, enthralling, suspenseful, page-turning, riveting, unpredictable, and thought-provoking novel . . . I couldn’t put this book down. Many things seem so shocking. I would highly recommend (Law And Addiction) for those readers who enjoy an action-packed thriller that leaves you thinking.

— Linda’s Book Obsession Blog

Compelling David Versus Goliath Story

Mike Papantonio’s Law And Disorder is an eye-opener. This is a legal thriller that edifies. Papantonio recasts the role of mass tort lawyers . . . as heroes and the last defense against corporate money and vested interests. In his legal career the author has walked the walk; now he successfully talks the talk in this compelling David vs. Goliath story.

— Alan Russell, bestselling author of Burning Man

Gripping Story Of Greed

A masterpiece . . . this gripping story of greed, guts, corruption and the underbelly of the criminal justice system in our country is not only a page-turner, it is also a must-read for anyone who cares about human rights and truth.

— Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist and writer

I Highly Recommend It

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Mr. Papantonio takes the time to set his scenes, build his characters, and tell his story. It is easy to tell that he does his research and knows his stuff. I can’t wait to read more of his books.

— Books and Such reviews

Knows His Subject Like No One Else Does

Mike Papantonio is an author who knows his subject like no one else does . . . Not only is this a can’t-put-down thriller but the reader will gain insight into the power of the petrochemical/pharmaceutical industry and the lengths they will go to destroy anyone who stands in the way of their insatiable lust for profit.

— Britt Lind, actor and author, Learning How to Fly: A Speed Reel Journey Toward Life’s Purpose

This is an eye-opening novel by Mike Papantonio and readers will understand the true meaning of LAW AND ADDICTION

“Within this novel you will meet several lawyers and victims whose voices will be heard as author Mike Papantonio brings them to life.

— Fran Lewis

This was definitely a page-turner

“Reading this book made the opioid epidemic very clear and real, but it was also an entertaining work of fiction.

— Books I Think You Should Read

The timeliness adds to the tension of the excellent writing

“Excellent mix of thriller, law, corporate greed, drug addiction epidemic. The timeliness adds to the tension of the excellent writing and authentic characters.

— NetGalley Reviews

Part of the reason the opioid crisis took place was because the news wouldn't report on it

“Part of the reason the opioid crisis took place was because the news wouldn’t report on it, and then when they wanted to talk about it, their corporate advertisers wouldn’t let them.

https://thericksmithshow.podbean.com/e/the-rick-smith-show-8-27-2019/

— Mike Papantonio on The Rick Smith Show

Mr. Papantonio uses his real life cases as springboards for his novels

Law and Addiction” is a must-read and recommended for fans of smart legal thrillers, but it also has elements of suspense and mystery with some politics mixed in to appeal to most readers. Since Mr. Papantonio uses his real life cases as springboards for his novels, readers can surely look forward to more in this exciting series.

— SA Examiner 

Real-life drama at its finest

Law and Addiction is the real-life drama at its finest – a book that clears away the darkness page by page, spotlighting a profound truth about our society through expert storytelling.

— Book Spin

Mike Papantonio hits the nail on the head on Big Pharma's complicity in addicting millions of Americans to opioids

“Co-host of the Ring of Fire radio show Mike Papantonio, AKA America’s Lawyer, appears on Politics Done Right to discuss how Pharmaceutical Corporations have decimated the health of millions. Sadly, it is the double whammy. We pay Big Pharma to infect millions. And to detoxify and heal them, we pay Big Pharma again. That is the real story of socialism in this country. Mike recently wrote the book Law and Addiction: A legal Thriller which explores the opioid epidemic in a fictionalized triller.

— Politics Done Right 

The multidimensional brillance of Mike Papantonio shines brightly through this can't-put-it-down legal thriller

“The multidimensional brillance of Mike Papantonio shines brightly through this can’t-put-it-down legal thriller. For a deep dive into law and politics, power and those who fight it, and the very human conflicts that drive and tear at us all, read Law and Addiction!

— Thom Hartmann, nationally syndicated talk show host and New York Times bestselling author

The opioid addiction crisis in this country is scary

“The opioid addiction crisis in this country is scary. This fictional account has been getting rave reviews and was even featured in Publishers Weekly.

— Sincerely Stacie

I’m Now Hooked

I’m now hooked. I know (or I hope) that Deke is not done. I’m waiting for the next one, to see what facet of the American legal system Deke will take on, and how he’ll do it. Time to move over, Grisham.

— Mark M. O’Mara, criminal defense attorney, O’Mara Law Group, and CNN legal analyst

Rare Combination Of A Top-Flight Trial Lawyer Who Can Write

Mike Papantonio offers the rare combination of a top-flight trial lawyer who can write with a high level of skill, and spin a yarn right up there with John Grisham and David Baldacci.

— F. Lee Bailey, author and famed trial lawyer

A Testament On How To Challenge And Rollback The Opioid Epidemic Still Facing The Nation

As Papantonio lets the story unfold we are given an excellent parallel view of legal proceedings and personal drama. The balance is well maintained making the novel more than just a courtroom drama. Papantonio’s prose is swift, and he has a knack for writing dialogue moving the story forward rather than extraneous or overwrought description. One would expect as much since the author is a member of the Trial Lawyers’ Hall of Fame with deep experience not just in the courtroom managing clients and opponents but also in crafting succinct briefs cutting to the heart of issues.

Law And Addiction will not only satisfy readers who devour thrillers, but also stands as a testament on how to challenge and rollback the opioid epidemic still facing the nation.

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— Misanthropester reviews

A brilliant web of relationships and intrigue

Law and Vengeance is a brilliant web of relationships and intrigue that will captivate anyone interested in the challenges of criminal justice in our modern culture.

— Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist

Fans Of John Grisham And Steve Martini Will Welcome Papantonio’s Pulse-Pounding Second Legal Thriller

“Fans of John Grisham and Steve Martini will welcome Papantonio’s pulse-pounding second legal thriller (after 2016’s Law and Disorder). Angus Moore, of Bergman-Deketomis, is spearheading the Florida law firm’s pursuit of civil justice against Arbalest, the manufacturer of Sight-Clops, billed as the “latest and greatest hologram gunsight.” Sight-Clops has a design flaw—in humid conditions, bullets fired from weapons using it end up significantly off-target—that has already resulted in deaths. The author effectively enlists the reader’s sympathies early on by depicting two such friendly fire fatalities, including the death of a rookie Chicago cop accidentally gunned down by his partner. The deck is stacked against Moore and his colleagues, since Arbalest has powerful allies in law enforcement and politics who have sway over the Department of Justice. Moore’s persistence leads to the death of an important colleague, and an increased role in the investigation for Gina Romano, a fearless and aggressive lawyer. Papantonio, a member of the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, effectively balances litigation strategy and action.

— Publishers Weekly

A Fan Of Legal Thrillers

This is the second book I have read by the author and once again I enjoyed his writing and this book. If you are a fan of legal thrillers, I think you will enjoy Law and Vengeance.

— Mrs Reads Books

Papantonio Brings The Climax To A Satisfying Conclusion

The reader gains a vested awareness in the case, characters are well fleshed, including that of the antagonist, and the legal sequences are interesting. Surely the author won’t let the villain escape—but you’ll just have to read for yourself—as Papantonio brings the climax to a satisfying conclusion.

— Net Galley