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Law and Addiction 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 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 by Mike Papantonio is a unique read that dives into the corruption of the opioid epidemic.Through 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 is Law and Addiction by Mike Papantonio is a unique read that dives into the corruption of the opioid epidemic.Through 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 intriguing.All 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 unique 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 win.Overall, 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 gem Four out of five stars I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review 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 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

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