Law and Addiction {Read} by Mike Papantonio

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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 c. Law and Addiction by Mike Papantonio is a uniue read that dives into the corruption of the opioid epidemicThrough the eyes of an attorney we see the world falling apart due to the extreme decisions about wildly corrosive medication The opioid epidemic is a truly interesting topic to talk about in a book Everyone knows about it yet it is somehow a very touchy topic Almost everyone I know is aware of someone who suffers from addictions normally due to opioids Having a book address these issues and dive into such a sensitive topic was truly intriguingAll Jake wants is for someone to pay for the loss of his brother and he goes to extreme lengths to reach this goal This book takes a uniue look at the problem through the legal side of things The book moves fast it has twists and turns to keep you hooked and it really makes you think When you sue big pharma companies life isn t going to be easy for you The dynamics that go on behind the scenes is wild and scary and thrilling I will admit that this is not my typical go to book I like reaching out and taking chances with books that don t fit into my normal romance YA and children s novel explorations This book was a real treat I didn t enjoy it as much as I would if I liked this genre I can only imagine a fan of crime thrillers getting their hands on this book because they will be totally enchanted by it Mike has a fulfilling writing style that really makes you think My biggest highlight of the book was the term Zombieland My city has an opioid problem and it does indeed feel like you are in Zombieland if you come across certain individuals It s scary and everyone has had the same idea as Jake If only someone would go after the big pharma companies that don t try to help the problem But that s ethics and greed for you Ethics doesn t always winOverall this book felt very real really intense and totally brutal It s thrilling and addicting and deals with real problems I truly respect Mike Papantonio for writing this book It s a real gemFour out of five starsI received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review

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Law and Addiction

Ircumstances 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 uickly learns. Linda s Book Obsession Reviews Law and Addiction by Mike Papantoino Waterside Productions April 2019WOW 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 eventsJake 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 thisLittle does Jake the dangers that await him There is corruption in law enforcement blackmail kidnapping and 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 moneyI 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 bookEdit

Mike Papantonio Û 9 review

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 BergmanDeketomis 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 la. 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 aboutI 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 uestioned 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 solutionOn the other hand my doctor side comes out and I don t really want regulation 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 towns than a nail biting story This review was originally posted on Based On A True Story


10 thoughts on “Law and Addiction

  1. says:

    Law and Addiction by Mike Papantonio is a uniue read that dives into the corruption of the opioid epidemicThrough the eyes of an attorney we see the world falling apart due to the extreme decisions about wildly corrosive medication The opioid epidemic is a truly interesting topic to talk about in a book Everyone knows about it yet it is somehow a very touchy topic Almost everyone I know is aware of someone who suffers from addi

  2. says:

    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 horrifyingLet;s look at it through an attorney’s eyethough it is fiction I feel Mike Papantonio shares a lot of himself in Law and AddictionI am not going to get on a pedestal and rant but I do not think the media ha

  3. says:

    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 cont

  4. says:

    Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Law and Addiction” by Mike Papantoino Waterside Productions April 2019WOW WOW Kudos to Mike Papantonio Author of “Law and Addiction” A Legal Thriller for writing such a captivating intriguing

  5. says:

    I have to say the publishers blurb really says it all so that makes it a bit difficult to reviewHowever here goesJake 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 countryObviously

  6. says:

    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 t

  7. says:

    Sometimes I get to a point where I feel bogged down in a certain genre and need a change That is when a SuspenseMysteryThriller is always my go to I feel like they make me think and help get my mind off of things than any other genreWhat 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 the

  8. says:

    Law and Addiction will not only satisfy readers who devour thrillers but also stand as a testament to how to challenge and r

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    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 d