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 and more deaths 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.