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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 more 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 drugs.

When 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's.

Undeterred, 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 he is sure there is no lawyer that could help him more 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.

©2019 Mike Papantonio (P)2019 Waterside Productions, Inc.

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A pleasant surprise!

I had never heard of this author but decided to give this legal thriller a try. The novel is excellent. Narration is a bit slow but the Audible app resolved that.

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Preachy

Way too much preaching and not enough story. Also the narrator read as if there were no breaks at all, it was jarring when suddenly the scene changed and he just ran on.

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I appreciate the dramatization of this important issue...

...and forgive the less than professional quality of the narration. (George Guidell is hard to beat.) I’m just glad it was published. It helps to convey the tragedy of the drug epidemic. I learned a lot.

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One of the best books I have read. Well written. Thank You for your work

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The narration was slow, monotone and boring. Unfortunately after 10 minutes and I was finished.

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can't listen to the narrator at all

the narrator is terrible. it hurts to listen to. you want to shake the next words out of him

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FACT: Addiction is a disease...

It's a fact, based on science. It is not a matter of willpower. If it were, there would be very few addicts and there would not be an opioid epidemic. Ironically, addicts are extremely strong-willed. We have to be to survive before making it into recovery! :-)

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interesting

It was very interesting how this book made understanding the law and addiction work. I was thrilled when Jake broke free.

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I recommend, esp to those who like Grisham

Great story and enjoyable narrating. If you like Grisham then you ought to like this one

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Couldn't get past the reader. The voice was too annoying to continue listening. I tried, but couldn't do it.