"Steven Kassels' novel Addiction on Trial is both good medicine and good writing, a rare combination of scientific expertise and suspenseful story-telling. Intelligent, descriptive and exciting, it's the kind of fiction that stays with the reader long after the last page has been finished."  John Katzenbach, Award Winning and New York Times Bestselling Author 

Kassels has created a page turning legal thriller/medical murder mystery while at the same time educating readers about addiction. Truly, a coup -- can't wait for the next in the series!"   Pat Olsen, author, with Petros Levounis, M.D., of Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister - and Not Lose Yourself

"In the great tradition of medical crime novels, Kassels has deftly written a compelling read, evoking Downeast Maine’s drug epidemic and peopled with a fascinating cast of characters.  It’s both true-to-life and a page-turner." Mark Publicker, MD, Editor-in-Chief, ASAM Magazine

"From the first pages of Addiction on Trial to the last surprising turn of events, I was enthralled and cared about the people of  'West Haven Harbor'. Kassels' characterizations are outstanding and the plot is riveting.  If you care about addiction, or even if you don't, read this book!"  Howard Wetsman, MD, author, Questions and Answers on Addiction

"Steven Kassels’ gripping medico-legal thriller has equal parts education, suspense and pure fun.  The problem of addiction, on a spectrum from a simple bad habit to dependence on a drug or behavior, touches all of us.  And with his nuanced understanding of the complex issues involved in addiction—whether to substances, sex, work, narcissism or thought patterns—Dr. Kassels has produced a novel of great power, humanity and compassion."  Lawrence Peltz MD, author, The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery: A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life

“This is not only an important story about addiction, but a gripping one as well, and masterfully crafted. It is a page turner to the end.” Sarah Smiley, author, Dinner with the Smileys; columnist, Bangor Daily News


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