LAW and ADDICTION by Mike Papantonio – Spotlight & Giveaway




One week before his law school graduation, Jake Rutledge is shattered. His fraternal twin, Blake, has died of a drug overdose. When Jake returns to his hometown of Oakley, West Virginia, he discovers that his brother was not the only person hooked on opioid painkillers. The entire region has been ravaged by an epidemic insidiously planned and carried out by one of America’s most powerful pharmaceutical companies.

Still wet behind the ears, Jake is determined to seek justice for all the victims of Big Pharma’s greed. He soon learns that the drug companies’ tentacles reach far and deep. His only hope is to get Nicholas “Deke” Deketomis to help. A partner at one of the country’s most powerful law firms, Deke’s “as tough as a two-dollar steak” and well-known for his winning tactics against corporate wrongdoers. With just enough persistence, Jake coaxes Deke to see Oakley’s devastation firsthand. Overwhelmed, Deke agrees to join forces with Jake.

And that’s when the real heat begins. Death threats, bribes, unlawful property seizure schemes – all are connected to the massive distribution of both legal and illegal drugs. Everyone is impacted, from the highest levels of corporate America to corrupt local officials to their lackeys and hapless victims. The complexity of the schemes is overwhelming.

Working tirelessly, the lawyers begin to uncover the truth. Along the way, Jake falls in love with Anna Fowler, a former homecoming queen who has succumbed to the power of opioids. With his support, she weans herself off the drugs. Hope begins to bloom — when suddenly, Jake disappears. As Deke undertakes a desperate search to find him, questions swirl. Has Jake abandoned Anna and his crusade? Can the case against the evildoers move forward without him? Will Oakley and its residents survive? Law and Addiction is real-life drama at its finest — a book that clears away the darkness page by page, spotlighting a profound truth about our society through expert storytelling.


mikeMike Papantonio is a truth-teller, a crusader who uses fiction to entertain and inform his readers about some of the most pressing issues of our time. In each of his thrillers, from Law And Disorder to Law And Vengeance, and now Law And Addiction, he lays bare the conspiracies and white-collar crimes that hurt ordinary Americans — and that are rarely covered by the national media.

A senior partner of Levin Papantonio, one of the country’s largest plaintiffs’ law firms, Papantonio uses his own cases as springboards for his novels. He has aggressively taken on Big Pharma, tobacco, weapon manufacturer, and the automobile industry, among other bastions of corporate greed.

One of the youngest inductees into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, Papantonio is also a well- known media presence as host of America’s Lawyer on the RT America television network and co-host of the syndicated radio show Ring of Fire. A skilled musician and athlete, he is based in Pensacola, Florida.

Thanks to FSB Associates we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you know about the opioid crisis. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please


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21 thoughts on “LAW and ADDICTION by Mike Papantonio – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. Its a sad epidemic that is taking over the world. Destroying families, causing chaos; the things people will do to get high. Destruction

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  2. It’s a sad, sad situation. People will stab their best friend in the back to get their next high. Something needs to be done about it, but I don’t know what the answer is, and I’m not sure anybody does.

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  3. What I know about the opioid crisis is that I have gone to too many funerals. I’ve held too many Mothers and siblings who have lost their family member. I’ve watched Families be destroyed and countless newborns withdraw from their Mother’s addiction. Do I think the blame is solely on Big Pharma? No. Do I think they should be held accountable for their culpability? Yes. Would love to read this. Thank you!

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  4. The opioid addiction has hit my family, just as this has hit so many! Blame goes to the big pharmacies, some doctors who over prescribe these meds, but mainly to each individual taking meds. Yes, chronic pain is terrible, especially for people who have terrible diseases or pain due to broken bones or accidents and they need something to help! There has to be an answer to help all, but I don’t begin to know the answer, except that I don’t take opioids if at all possible!

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  5. I know that the opioid problem is far too wide spread, with people using the drugs to help deal with physical and psychological pain. I also know that the problem was made worse by doctors and pharmaceutical companies encouraging over use.

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  6. I know that the opioid crisis is very serious and that no one is immune. I read recently that that every adult in the US knows someone affected by the crisis. That is truly scary.

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  7. I know what I hear in the news. It hits a little too close to home to follow more closely. Survived through the hellish time of having a loved one who was addicted to drugs over 20 years ago. They were saved only by a faith-based long term treatment plan & the grace of God.

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  8. World wide and is everyone problem .been here for years .my friend died of it 25 years ago .i think it more than patient problem ,it’s doctors fault .pull the drugs .that not going happen cuz of all the money .

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  9. I would absolutely love to read this. Three of my family members and numerous friend work for reputable pharmaceutical companies (none of them
    Opioids), so this holds a special intetest

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  10. I work as a registered nurse in the mental health field. Mental illness and drug problems often go together, so I have worked with people who have opioid addiction. I have friends whose children are addicted to heroin after using opioid medications, and it is an issue I follow closely. I would absolutely love to read this book. I believe that the pharmaceutical companies have known the dangers of these medications for a long time, much like the tobacco companies knew the danger of their product.

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