Law & Disorder: A Legal Thriller by Mike Papantonio
Published September 20, 2016 by Selectbooks
Genres Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Brash, brilliant, handsome Nicholas Deketomis has built a highly successful career as a lawyer protecting the rights of the innocent while winning multibillion dollar lawsuits from the powers that be. “Deke” may have come from the wrong side of the tracks but he’s built a wonderful life for his close-knit family. His wife, Terry, and two children live in a beautiful house in a seaside community along the Florida Panhandle.But their comfortable life is endangered. In the midst of a highly contentious multimillion dollar lawsuit against a powerful pharmaceutical company, as well as publicly advocating for a liberal Florida State Senate candidate, this time Deke may have riled the wrong powerbrokers. Scheming against him are a local Bible-thumping preacher, an ambitious district attorney, and two malicious brothers running one of the country’s biggest oil corporations. A vile conspiracy is hatched to bring down Deketomis: Setting him up and attempting to convict him on a bogus murder charge would solve many of their problems.
Deke’s in the trial of his life, which quickly becomes a media circus. But this good man will not go down without a bruising fight—especially when he finds his family threatened. And just as it seems that his enemies may have him cornered, he finds help from the unlikeliest source.
Nicholas Deketomis is our main character in this book; a highly successful lawyer, who is married and has 2 children, is working in the Florida panhandle. Like many other books in the genre of legal thrillers, this book is both fast paced and character driven. This is the first book that I have read by the author and although this is not my favorite genre, I did find the book to be both entertaining and well written. The characters are all very well developed and the author have a very detailed writing style. I imagine that fans of authors such as John Grisham would very much enjoy this author and book. The basic themes of this book are about the same as most legal thrillers, good versus evil. And like many other similar books, the ending is about what you would expect.
Legal thrillers is not a genre that I frequently read, but I did enjoy this book. Thank you to the publisher for sending me a review copy. Happy reading!