So I welcome back Mr Lombardi Jr back to my blog with his book Justice Gone. I have already hosted Nicholas before with his book Justice Gone, and I really wanted to be able to share with you my review of his book. However, life has got in the way and I was not able to share my thoughts. I will, however, tell you what everyone thinks to help entice you to buy this one!
So, what is the book about? Let me refresh your memory…Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr.
Also by this author: Justice Gone, Justice Gone
Published by Roundfire Books on February 22, 2019
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When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, stormy protests ensue, engulfing a small New Jersey town. Soon after, three cops are gunned down. A multi-state manhunt is underway for a cop killer on the loose. And Dr. Tessa Thorpe, a veteran's counselor, is caught up in the chase. Donald Darfield, an African-American Iraqi war vet, war-time buddy of the beaten man, and one of Tessa's patients, is holed up in a mountain cabin. Tessa, acting on instinct, sets off to find him, but the swarm of law enforcement officers get there first, leading to Darfield's dramatic capture. Now, the only people separating him from the lethal needle of state justice are Tessa and ageing blind lawyer, Nathaniel Bodine. Can they untangle the web tightening around Darfield in time, when the press and the justice system are baying for revenge? Justice Gone is the first in a series of psychological thrillers involving Dr Tessa Thorpe, wrapped in the divisive issues of modern American society including police brutality and disenfranchised returning war veterans. N Lombardi Jr. is the author of compelling and heartfelt novel The Plain of Jars.
And here is what has happened so far on tour…. (Click on their name for the full review)
The Bookwormery says
This book takes an emotive look at the current situation in the US…where cops seem a law unto themselves and a little too quick on the trigger when dealing with anyone with a possible psychological issue…..not much empathy!!! How can the disadvantaged get justice?
It was such a captivating book that played on your emotions from the start. I couldn’t put it down. It certainly got you thinking of how the state of certain countries are these days, especially with how they treat their veterans and how the way in which some police treat people they see as below them. This was a very well written book that draws you in.
The Divine Write says
This a very interesting read, that covers quite a few themes. These being police brutality, war, war veterans, therapy, PTSD and justice or lack thereof…..
… A very thought provoking read
Splashes into books says
This story deals with the many aspects of the judicial system and with those involved in endeavouring to treat vets suffering from PTSD. Dr Tessa Thorpe is a veteran’s counsellor who has been involved in the treatment of the initial victim and several of his fellow vets. She is drawn into this intriguing search for the serial killer and into working with those seeking to clear one of the vets, Donald Darfield, of being the shooter of the officers.
Welcome to my Worlds says
The cast are well assembled and all interesting, with pasts that enhance the story. I found real empathy with them, the writing drew me into the meat of the issues, so that I could see through the eyes of those involved. You can feel the sense of injustice, the anger at the system that sends people to do a governments dirty work; but doesn’t care when they come home broken.
The Eclectic Review says
This is one of the best legal thrillers I’ve read in a long time. Mr. Lombardi throws you into the story from page one and keeps you reading into the night.
The characters are diverse and authentic from Dr. Tessa Thorpe who is a warrior for her patients to my favorite character prosecutor Nat Bodine who is a bulldog for his clients. They both want justice, but at what cost?
Jessica Rachow says
If you haven’t read Justice Gone yet, stop reading this review, go read the book and come back. I know you have a TBR pile, but forget that. Pick this up and read it. It’s incredible and definitely on my favorites of 2019 list!
This is an emotionally charged novel. A fair warning, many of the scenes were brutal and are scenes that will stick with you. N. Lombardi’s writing is so magnificently realistic that visualizing these scenes was inevitable.
Lombardi uses this fictional story to shed a light on the injustices veterans suffer at the hands of the government, society and in this case the police. There are many preconceived misconceptions when it comes to veterans and especially homeless ones. The statistics for homelessness are quite interesting, perhaps not what people would expect when it comes to which groups and why.
In de Boekenkast says
I admit, I like to read legal thrillers and by this one I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a hell of a good and sad story because, yes, you do, ask yourself if Justice Gone.
Next to the plot I think the author has created beautiful key players. I absolutely adored the blind Bodine, who is bold and clever. So this is a well- plotted legal thriller with realistic characters and themes that can come out of our world. I am sure, I am going to read the other ones in the series too. I Can definitely tell you to read this book, you won’t regret it!
I do think that Justice Gone was a well written, intense and gripping story. The strong reactions that it drew from me are a testament to Mr Lonbardi Jr’s fabulous writing skills.
Wow! I wish I got to this one in time! Awesome!
Until next time xxx