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Mike Papantonion has done an excellent job in showing how greed and corruption can be carried to such an extreme that bodies are falling by the thousands and towns are dying because of it Truly horrifying Let s look at it through an attorney s eye though it is fiction, I feel Mike Papantonio shares a lot of himself in Law and Addiction.I am not going to get on a pedestal and rant, but I do not think the media has done a good enough job of covering this epidemic that the United States is facing Mike Papantonion has done an excellent job in showing how greed and corruption can be carried to such an extreme that bodies are falling by the thousands and towns are dying because of it Truly horrifying Let s look at it through an attorney s eye though it is fiction, I feel Mike Papantonio shares a lot of himself in Law and Addiction.I am not going to get on a pedestal and rant, but I do not think the media has done a good enough job of covering this epidemic that the United States is facing today I had heard of it, but kinda shrugged it off, thinking.it would never affect me Thank goodness it hasn t, directly, but as I read Law and Addiction so many things were brought to light that I couldn t just shrug it off any longer I feel everyone would benefit from reading this and be aware companies and the government are not always there to help you It is up to YOU to stay educated and aware of the things going on around you.Now to the fiction we have to have a character, a good guy that has no idea what he is getting into when he tries to make the culprits responsible for his brother s overdose pay I love how Jake showed no fear, no hesitation, believing all things are possible He doesn t know what he s in for and that s a good thing, because he might have stopped before he ever started if he knew what was up ahead.Mike Papantonio does a good job of showing the process the legalities the paper mountains the brick walls and the determination and patience necessary to take on Goliath, the American drug cartel and ride the Oxy Express I 75 There is a side story that comes about andcriminals are waiting for their moment to rear their greedy, ugly heads and take advantage of those less fortunate.Everything really amped up from Chapter 33 on Blurry, tear filled eyes were happening and I was surprised at that ya know, this is a legal thriller, not the romantic suspense that I devour But, it is not dry and boring It is not all bad and sad, even though Jake is put through hell and I didn t know if he would make it or not The characters grow as individuals and as a group, making a family, of sorts It is not all gloom and doom, we do have some smiles and laughs, love and romance, along the way All the things necessary for a well rounded life in the thriller world Law and Addiction read like a true story even the far fetched parts were plausible.I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Law and Addiction by Mike Papantonio.Seeat fundinmental I have to say the publishers blurb really says it all so that makes it a bit difficult to review.However, here goes Jake is a lawyer who s brother was addicted to opioid medication and dies as a result Jake decides to sue two pharma companies who market the drugs to highlight the extent of the problem ravaging the country.Obviously they are not happy with this and do everything they can to persuade him to drop the case.This is a truly chilling legal thriller due to its subject matter, the I have to say the publishers blurb really says it all so that makes it a bit difficult to review.However, here goes Jake is a lawyer who s brother was addicted to opioid medication and dies as a result Jake decides to sue two pharma companies who market the drugs to highlight the extent of the problem ravaging the country.Obviously they are not happy with this and do everything they can to persuade him to drop the case.This is a truly chilling legal thriller due to its subject matter, the opioid crisis is not going away..so who should be brought to account This is a tale of greed, corruption and heartbreak Gripping and scary in its reality.Thank you to Michelle at FSB Associates for the opportunity to read this for free This is my honest and unbiased review Opioid addiction has become a national crisis More cases of overdose fill the news on a weekly basis Police regularly carry and administer Narcan for overdosing addicts Meanwhile, as Mike Papantonio has so carefully and deftly delineated in this fictional account of reality, attempts to deal with the problem on a local and national basis continue, attempts to stem a raging flood of addiction and death.Jake Rutledge is a new lawyer who lost his twin brother to this horrifying disease Jake and Opioid addiction has become a national crisis More cases of overdose fill the news on a weekly basis Police regularly carry and administer Narcan for overdosing addicts Meanwhile, as Mike Papantonio has so carefully and deftly delineated in this fictional account of reality, attempts to deal with the problem on a local and national basis continue, attempts to stem a raging flood of addiction and death.Jake Rutledge is a new lawyer who lost his twin brother to this horrifying disease Jake and Blake had a favorite term they used with each other about having each other s back Now Jake is determined to carry out his promise because of his grievous loss Having no money and no connections isn t exactly a wild card in legally pursuing the sources and markets that are part of the mass distribution system of selling opioids However, Jake s got guts and high caliber intelligence to get his search going So he begins by suing two companies that sell massive amounts of drugs to little known small towns in and around what is known as Zombieland He then connects to a highly successful lawyer with a dynamic record of experience in suing Fortune 500 companies They begin by suing companies who have made a killing literally and figuratively in West Virginia and Ohio Readers will be riveted to the course of each court phase and the wiliness of Jake and Deke, his attorney second chair, in challenging big shot attorneys.Readers, however, won t be ready for the methods used to suppress and then shut Jake up No spoilers here Suffice to say, Jake meets Blake s former girlfriend who is now addicted to Oxycontin and helps her through her gritty efforts to withdraw from her addiction He himself is about to undergo empathic thoughts and feelings after hoodlum attempts to bribe his efforts fail.The reader also meets several characters who deal and distribute drugs, individuals who are caught innocently in the dragon net of illegality and can t get out to survive All in all, the reader can anticipate the ending but that s only after brutality and other machinations have all failed to stymie Jake s efforts Mike Papantonio has penned a necessary legal thriller that everyone should read The question readers are left with is Where do we go from here Highly recommended contemporary fiction Linda s Book Obsession Reviews Law and Addiction by Mike Papantoino, Waterside Productions, April 2019.WOW WOW Kudos to Mike Papantonio, Author of Law and Addiction A Legal Thriller for writing such a captivating, intriguing, enthralling, suspenseful, page turning, riveting, unpredictable and thought provoking novel The Genres for this novel are Legal Thriller, Suspense and Mystery and Fiction Mike Papantonio is a well known attorney that has helped fight major legal battles with high Linda s Book Obsession Reviews Law and Addiction by Mike Papantoino, Waterside Productions, April 2019.WOW WOW Kudos to Mike Papantonio, Author of Law and Addiction A Legal Thriller for writing such a captivating, intriguing, enthralling, suspenseful, page turning, riveting, unpredictable and thought provoking novel The Genres for this novel are Legal Thriller, Suspense and Mystery and Fiction Mike Papantonio is a well known attorney that has helped fight major legal battles with high powered corporations His fictional characters and story are based on many of his court cases The author describes his dramatic cast of characters as complex, complicated, and motivated The time line of the story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the cast or events.Jake Rutlege come home from graduating law school to go to the cemetery to visit his twin brother who had died from an overdose of drugs the week before Jake notices how the town has deteriorated, and is made aware of the Opioid crisis in the area Jake is determined, as the little guy to go after the people responsible for this He partners with his former Law teacher, and another attorney to fight this.Little does Jake the dangers that await him There is corruption in law enforcement, blackmail, kidnapping anddeaths from drug use There are twists and turns, and ups and downs Many things in this story are unpredictable and frightening What is so thought provoking is that there really is a drug problem in America Major corporations make a tremendous amount of money.I couldn t put this book down Many things seem so shocking I would highly recommend this legal thriller for those readers who enjoy a high packed action packed thriller that leaves you thinking I received an ARC of this book.Edit One week before Jake Rutledge is scheduled to graduate from law school, he receives the devastating news of the death of his fraternal twin, Blake What makes this death even terrible for Jake is that his brother died of a drug overdose Until hearing of his death, Jake had no idea his brother was even using drugsWhen Jake returns home to Oakley, West Virginia, he takes a hard look at the circumstances of his brother s death In the five years Jake has been away for his schooling, his hometown has drastically changed Because of the opioid epidemic, and the blight it has brought, many now call Oakley Zombieland Jake can see how his town s demise parallels his brother sUndeterred, the newly minted lawyer takes on the entrenched powers by filing two lawsuits Jake quickly learns what happens when you upset a hornet s nest The young attorney might be wet behind the ears, but is sure there is no lawyer that could help him than Nick Deke Deketomis and his law firm of Bergman Deketomis Deke is a legendary lawyer When he was Jake s age he was making his name fighting Big Tobacco Against all odds, Jake gets Nick and his firm to sign on to his case before it s too late Thanks to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest reviewThis was my introduction to Papantonio and I had heard nothing but great things before picking up LAW AND ADDICTION I m going to start out by saying that the author s knowledge and experience in this field is very evident I love picking up fiction that has topics that the author is well versed in or has worked in the field they re writing about That gives the book a very authentic feel.The opioid prob Thanks to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest reviewThis was my introduction to Papantonio and I had heard nothing but great things before picking up LAW AND ADDICTION I m going to start out by saying that the author s knowledge and experience in this field is very evident I love picking up fiction that has topics that the author is well versed in or has worked in the field they re writing about That gives the book a very authentic feel.The opioid problem in the US isn t slowing down You seeandcases of overdose in the news or in some cases you know someone that has overdosed I know a couple people that struggled with opioid addiction I m an avid watcher of Drugs, Inc and Intervention and it s something so prevalent in our society today When new up and coming lawyer Jake takes on the big pharmaceutical companies, he crosses paths with Deke, an incredibly successful lawyer known for suing huge Fortune 500 companies After seeing the devastation the opioid crisis has had in Oakley an area also known as Zombieland.The author takes us on a gritty and twisty ride with this legal thriller We get to see both sides of the opioid crisis in the country Jake will have to battle his way through blackmail, threats, corrupt law enforcement, kidnapping, and all while he is coming to terms with is twin brother s death from an overdose I would highly recommend this to those that love a good legal thriller or to those interested in the drug crisis that is sweeping the nation I will definitely be going back to pick up Papantonio s other books Sometimes I get to a point where I feel bogged down in a certain genre and need a change That is when a Suspense Mystery Thriller is always my go to I feel like they make me think and help get my mind off of thingsthan any other genre.What would you do if someone who was your other half dies and the circumstances surrounding their death just don t make sense There is a great balance between the characters, their life, and the suspense thriller aspect I loved being about to understand J Sometimes I get to a point where I feel bogged down in a certain genre and need a change That is when a Suspense Mystery Thriller is always my go to I feel like they make me think and help get my mind off of thingsthan any other genre.What would you do if someone who was your other half dies and the circumstances surrounding their death just don t make sense There is a great balance between the characters, their life, and the suspense thriller aspect I loved being about to understand Jake s connection to Blake and his unwavering focus on finding the truth.The plot was fast paced and flowed smoothly and the characters were those who I really liked reading about They were interesting and compelling Law and Addiction will not only satisfy readers who devour thrillers but also stand as a testament to how to challenge and rollback the opioid epidemic still facing the nation Read full review here Law and Addiction will not only satisfy readers who devour thrillers but also stand as a testament to how to challenge and rollback the opioid epidemic still facing the nation Read full review here I was interested in reading Law and Addiction because I work in a town that has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic Every week I read the local paper purely for the police blotter In between the entertaining tales of some really stupid criminals there is report after report of officers treating overdoses I find it interesting to see how many dose of naloxone they need for each person The record I ve seen so far is 14 doses That person then woke up and refused all other medical treat I was interested in reading Law and Addiction because I work in a town that has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic Every week I read the local paper purely for the police blotter In between the entertaining tales of some really stupid criminals there is report after report of officers treating overdoses I find it interesting to see how many dose of naloxone they need for each person The record I ve seen so far is 14 doses That person then woke up and refused all other medical treatment So when this book describes the cost to towns of treating all these addicts and overdoses I understand what it is talking about.I ve also had a few people bring their dogs in who they claim are on mega doses of tramadol for their arthritis Usually an in depth conversation about alternatives to controlled medication and a discussion of the dispensing schedule we will have them on to make sure they aren t getting too many means we never see those people again In the middle of reading this book I actually had to put it down to go pick up some opiates from a pharmacy The husband had had surgery and was prescribed opiates even though it was fairly minor He took some prescription NSAIDS and iced the area and did well Opiates were a bit of overkill in this instance He asked how we were going to get rid of them I said I d take them to work He slowly questioned again, What are you going to do with them Yeah, he knows the town I work in Getting rid of them there can be interpreted a few ways For the record, I am going to put them in the Drug Destroyer solution On the other hand, my doctor side comes out and I don t really wantregulation on access to them by doctors for people and animals who really need them They have a place in medical care Proper dosing and monitoring are the key Down the street from my house there is a place with a chalkboard in the front lawn with a running total of people who died from overdose in the city since they started keeping count I think they are in the 600s All of that means that I can relate to the setting for this story Jake is a new lawyer who has lost his twin brother to an overdose He decides to try to get local governments to let him sue pharmacy companies on their behalf for the cost of treating the addiction crisis The book does a good job explaining the various causes and effects of the problem Some of them I hadn t thought of before I hadn t tied together economic collapse due to decreased business in affected communities with the ability for other people to buy up real estate cheaply potentially leading to gentrification and large profits A lot of this book consists of lawyers sitting around and discussing how they are going to build their case It is a lot of exposition That is interesting if you want to see how people put these kinds of large cases together It is also how you get the information about how opiates came into these towns and what it causes I think this book works as an educational piece but it doesn t really work as a thriller for me There is a bit of mystery but it never really gets intense and can t put it down Use this as primer on opiate addiction and the economic effect on townsthan a nail biting story This review was originally posted on Based On A True Story Law and Addiction was an incredibly powerful, thought provoking novel I was pulled right in from Chapter One and could not put it down I felt a range of emotions throughout the novel, anger, compassion, hurt but definitely a lot of anger.The story begins with the death of Blake, Jake s fraternal twin from an overdose Jake, who was just finishing law school, is shattered as he never saw the signs of addiction in his brother He is left wondering how did this happen, could he have done , Law and Addiction was an incredibly powerful, thought provoking novel I was pulled right in from Chapter One and could not put it down I felt a range of emotions throughout the novel, anger, compassion, hurt but definitely a lot of anger.The story begins with the death of Blake, Jake s fraternal twin from an overdose Jake, who was just finishing law school, is shattered as he never saw the signs of addiction in his brother He is left wondering how did this happen, could he have done , should he have seen the signs and so manyemotions His hometown has been ravaged by opioids people he has known his whole life are struggling with addiction The town has quickly become a zombie land , where there is no hope, poverty and the citizens are feeling the physical and mental damage from opioids The book really brings home that addiction is not always what you believe it is any one can suffer from addiction and we need to pull apart the stigma of addiction, so that they can receive help.Jake like so many of us , feels anger anger for his brother and the people of this town But when he starts to do some digging, the facts that he finds is astonishing and he knows that he wants to make a difference, to ensure that no one suffers the loss he felt He is prepared to go to war with the pharmaceutical companies to ensure that this is stopped.As he begins his lawsuit with the help of two other lawyers against the pharmacy companies, the story really speeds up We uncover bribes, death threats, illegal distribution and the list goes on The story has so many working parts but it never feels overwhelming Instead, you realize how far people will go for financial gain and corporate greed It leaves you feeling disappointed with people but with some hope that there are still good people out there fighting for the rights and protection of all people.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 Law and Addiction


About the Author: Mike Papantonio

Mike Papantonio is a senior partner of Levin Papantonio, one of the largest plaintiffs law firms in America, that has handled thousands of cases throughout the nation involving pharmaceutical drug litigation, Florida tobacco litigation, litigation for asbestos related health damage, securities fraud actions, and other mass tort cases Pap has received dozens of multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of victims of corporate corruption.Papantonio is one of the youngest attorneys to have been inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame In 2012 Papantonio became President of the National Trial Lawyers Association, one of the largest trial lawyer organizations in America For his trial work on behalf of consumers, Papantonio has received some of the most prestigious awards reserved by the Public Justice Foundation, The American Association for Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.Papantonio is an author of four motivational books for lawyers He is also co author of Air America The Playbook, a New York Times Political Best Seller.Papantonio is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Ring of Fire along with Robert F Kennedy, Jr., and Sam Seder Papantonio has conducted hundreds of recorded interviews with guests, including Dan Rather, Helen Thomas, Howard Zinn, Arianna Huffington, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bernie Sanders, David Crosby, Merle Haggard, Morgan Spurlock, John Edwards, Bill Moyers, Rickie Lee Jones, Alanis Morissette, Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne, Chuck D from Public Enemy, Henry Rollins, Ted Sorensen, and Elizabeth Kucinich His role on Ring of Fire is featured in the movie, Jesus Camp, which was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.Papantonio is also a political commentator who frequently appears on MSNBC, Free Speech TV, RT America Network, and Fox News.Papantonio is married and has one daughter He is an avid scuba diver and often dives on the Emerald Coast.


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