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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

Can’t-Put-It-Down Legal Thriller

The multidimensional brilliance 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 Disorder.

— Thom Hartmann, nationally syndicated talk show host and best-selling author

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

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