On September 20th, America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio will be releasing his first novel titled Law and Disorder. The book is a legal and political thriller, drawing on Mike’s experience both as a skilled trial lawyer and as a nationally-syndicated political talk show host.

The story follows protagonist Nick “Deke” Deketomis as he takes on one of the largest pharmaceutical firms in America. During the course of the trial, an unexpected death casts a dark cloud over Deke, and he soon realizes that he may have put his trust in the wrong people. As he works to find out who is behind the killing, he learns that not everyone is who they appear to be, and that he’s made far more enemies than he ever imagined.

Law and Disorder_cover[1]The book is already gathering praise, with Publishers Weekly writing the following: The legal maneuvering, courtroom drama, and brisk pace make this a satisfying tale of greed, corruption, lust, and murder.

Building off of Mike’s distinguished career as one of the top trial lawyers in America, the story pulls in aspects from real trials and cover ups that Mike has discovered through documents obtained from corporations. At times you may begin to forget that the book is fiction as he uncovers some of the most grotesque behavior of corporate America – stories that are popping up in the news media almost daily.

The book will have a national release on September 20th, 2016. You can pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powells.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced