Law and Vengeance by Mike Papantonio
Published September 26th, 2017 by Select Books
Genres Crime, Thriller
Gina Romano is a highly successful trial lawyer with Bergman/Deketomis, a firm dedicated to protecting the public by exposing and penalizing corporate crooks and their allies in government. Well into her thirties, Gina hasn’t overcome the anger and defensiveness resulting from a bizarre and traumatic childhood. As she contemplates whether to marry solid, attractive and loyal veterinarian Bryan Penn or to send him packing, the murder of a friend and mentor, Angus Moore, turns her life into a quest for vengeance. In consort with partner Nick Deketomis, Gina runs headlong into a life and death struggle against weapons manufacturers, a gun rights lobbyist, psychopathic Chicago police, a hi-tech genius assassin, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Still, the most formidable and dangerous enemy she faces is herself.
This is the second book I have read by the author and once again I enjoyed his writing and this book. I am not the biggest fan of legal thrillers, but I have enjoyed Papantonio’s books so far. The main character is Gina, a successful lawyer who works for a firm that is dedicated to protecting the public by exposing corporate criminals along with their allies in the government. Gina is also dealing with personal issues in this book stemming from her traumatic childhood and trying to figure out if she wants to marry her boyfriend Bryan. The murder of her friend Angus, forces Gina into a dangerous position involving weapons manufacturers, assassin’s and other individuals in the police and government, along her partner Nick. The plot moved along at a steady pace and the book is fairly action packed, holding the reader’s interest and attention. I also enjoyed the ending and without including any spoilers, I liked the way that Gina’s personal life turned out. Overall, it was an action packed legal thriller, but also focused on the main character’s personal life as well. If you are a fan of legal thrillers, I think you will enjoy this book.
Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC of this book.