Justice Gone

Justice Gone

N. Lombardi Jr. / Jun 16, 2019

Justice Gone 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 co

  • Title: Justice Gone
  • Author: N. Lombardi Jr.
  • ISBN: 1785358766
  • Page: 116
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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 beat 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 336 pages Expected publication February 22nd 2019 by Roundfire Books More Details ISBN 1785358766 ISBN13 9781785358760 Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Justice Gone by N Lombardi Jr Author Release date Feb 22, 2019 Enter the giveaway for Justice Gone, the new legal mystery thriller from N Lombardi Jr, the author of The Plain of Jars.20 copies available Ends Feb Enter the giveaway for Justice Gone, the new legal mystery thriller from N Lombardi Jr, the author of The Plain of Jars.20 copies available Ends February 10 Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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beginning, and it s pace never let up An event in a small town cascades into a drama that keeps unfolding and expanding before we finally arrive at the trial, where the author does a superb job of heightening the tension while at the same time gives one of the most realistic depictions of courtroom procedures I ve ever read in a novel Even the jury deliberation is expressed in the diversity of opinions that are fragmenting our society One of my favorite aspects of this novel are the characters, so vividly portrayed, you can practically see their faces and instinctively form opinions of them One way the author does this is through his handling of dialogue I won t mention anything about the ending, except that you will be completely thrown off guard So, if a novel has a keen plot, interesting characters, a brisk tempo and an imaginative ending, it has just about everything needed for an enjoyable read, doesn t it flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Stanley McShane rated it it was amazing Shelves alphabet soup challenge, netgalley This book delivers a knowledgeable albeit prejudiced punch in a bow to the plight of our PTSD veterans, both with the lack of support for vets as well as the state of awareness of our law enforcement bodies The protagonist is Dr Tessa Thorpe, a veterans counselor, who decries the loss of one of her own, beaten to death, as she champions the support of Donald Darfield, close buddy of the vet killed by law enforcement in a less than enlightened confrontation.This is an excellently drawn scenario This book delivers a knowledgeable albeit prejudiced punch in a bow to the plight of our PTSD veterans, both with the lack of support for vets as well as the state of awareness of our law enforcement bodies The protagonist is Dr Tessa Thorpe, a veterans counselor, who decries the loss of one of her own, beaten to death, as she champions the support of Donald Darfield, close buddy of the vet killed by law enforcement in a less than enlightened confrontation.This is an excellently drawn scenario, plausible to the point of eliciting ginchy reflex, and proffers major sympathy for the well fleshed characters Dr Thorpe is largely the reason Darfield survived his heated resistance to the army of officers ready to take him into custody for the deadly sniper deaths of three of those officers This narrative grabs you immediately and draws you into the psychological thriller that ramps up as it goes The lawyer for Darfield is introduced and immediately so well developed you can see, hear, and be spellbound by his expertise in law, handicapped or not You d want this powerful Ironside on your side.I was absolutely drawn into the emotionally supportive and intelligent Dr Thorpe and loved the introduction and crafty legal manipulations of Nathanial Bodine and his daughter assistant and the sympathetic plight of Darfield As this is to be the first in a series of psychological thrillers, I say grab this while you can as you will want to be glued into the next book of the series These characters are strong and wily The author knows how to craft his characters and it will become necessary for you to see where he is taking this I received this ebook download as an initial direct request from the author for a read and review and received through the publisher and NetGalley Recommended as a not to miss thriller.See my full review after 12 28 18 at flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 15, 2019 Olga Miret rated it really liked it I am reviewing this book as a member of Rosie s book review team and thank her, NetGalley, and Roundfire for providing me an ARC copy of this novel, ahead of its publication, that I freely chose to review.This is not an easy book to categorise, and it could fit into a number of classifications, but it goes beyond the standard examples many of the readers of some of those genres are used to come across When I heard about this book, my interest was piqued by several elements the book features as I am reviewing this book as a member of Rosie s book review team and thank her, NetGalley, and Roundfire for providing me an ARC copy of this novel, ahead of its publication, that I freely chose to review.This is not an easy book to categorise, and it could fit into a number of classifications, but it goes beyond the standard examples many of the readers of some of those genres are used to come across When I heard about this book, my interest was piqued by several elements the book features as one of its main characters a female therapist who has specialised in counselling war vets many of them suffering from PTSD , and as a psychiatrist and I did work with military personnel, although not from the US I m always intrigued by the literary portrayals of psychologists and psychiatrists and of mental health difficulties There is a mystery thriller element, and because I m an eager reader and writer of those genres, I m always keen to explore new authors and approaches The novel also promised a close look at the US judicial system, and having studied criminology and the British Criminal Justice system, that aspect of the book was also intriguing Could the novel deliver in so many levels Dr Tessa Thorpe is an interesting character, and it seems that the author is planning to develop a series of novels around her She is described as insightful and compassionate, with strong beliefs anti war , morals, and a trauma of her own She is not the perfect professional, and at times her trauma affects her behaviour to a point that I thought would have got her into trouble if she were working in a different environment We are not given full details of what has happened to her before, but the hints we get through the novel where other characters in possession of that information refer to it give us a fair idea She is much better at dealing with others and understanding what moves them to act as they do than she is at dealing with her own issues, but that is a fairly realistic aspect of the book although considering how insistent she is in getting others to talk about their difficulties, it is surprising none of the colleagues take her to task What I was not totally convinced about was the fact that at some point she decides to support the vet going to trial accused of murder, and she leaves her practice and patients unattended for weeks As she works in a private clinic and we only meet one of her patients, we don t have sufficient information of her day to day tasks, and it s quite possible that this is not a problem, but it felt counterintuitive to me Tessa plays an central part in the plot in ways than one, because although she is an expert in some aspects, she is totally new to what happens in other parts of the novel, like court procedures, and at those points she works as a stand in for the readers, asking for clarifications and being walked through the process in detail.The mystery and thriller elements, as I said, are dealt with differently to in many other books The novel starts at an earlier point than many of the books that give advice to writers would recommend It does not start in the middle of the action, or the crime what the real crime is here is one of the main questions We get the background to the events, down to the phone call to the police about a homeless man, which gets the ball rolling at the very beginning of the book The police, who have been fed the wrong information, end up beating the man, a war vet, to death This causes a huge uproar, and we hear about the way the authorities try to sweep it all under the carpet, then the apparent revenge killing of the three policemen, the chase of a suspect, the hair raising moment when he gives himself up with some help from the doctor and others , and then we move onto the court case There are moments where the book leans towards the police procedural, and we get plenty of details about the physical evidence, the investigation and those involved, we witness interrogations, we are privileged to information even the police don t have, we get red herrings, and dead ends The ending there is a twist at the end, and although some might suspect it is coming, I was so involved in the court case at that point that I had almost forgotten that we did not know who the guilty party was.I think this is one of the books I ve read in recent times that best manages to bring to life a US court case, without sparing too many details and at the same time making it gripping I will confess that the defense attorney, Nathaniel Bodine, is my favourite character, one of those lawyers who will happily cross the line for their client, and he seems, at times, a much better psychologist and manipulator than the doctor is The judicial process is realistically reflected and at times it reads as if it were a detailed film or TV script, with good directions and fantastic dialogue And, we also follow the deliberations of the jury, in a few chapters that made me think of Twelve Angry Men, a play I remember watching many years back, although in this case we have a diverse jury not twelve men and not all Caucasian and a complex case I thoroughly enjoyed this part of the novel as well, and I could clearly see the interaction between the sequestered jury in my mind s eye It would make a great film or series, as I have already suggested The story is told in the third person by an omniscient narrator that at times shows us the events from the point of view of one of the characters, mostly from Tessa s perspective, but at times from others, like her co workers or members of the police force At some points, the story is told from an external and fairly objective perspective like the jury deliberations although at times we glimpse the personal opinions of that unknown narrator I know readers dislike head hopping , but I was never in any doubt about whose point of view I was reading, and the alternating perspective helped get a rounded view of events and characters Although the style of writing is factual and to the point some of the descriptions reminded me of police reports, in their matter of factness , that does not mean the book fails to produce an emotional reaction on the reader Quite the opposite Rather than emphasising the drama by using over the top prose, the author lets the facts and the characters actions talk for themselves, and that is much effective, in my opinion I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys a mystery thriller police procedural novel which does not obey by the rules and is keen to engage readers in controversy and debates that go beyond a standard genre novel The author explains he was inspired to write this book by an incident not dissimilar to the death of the veteran at the hands of the cops at the beginning of the novel The novel goes into detail than most readers keen on those genres will be used to, and also follows the events from the very beginning to the very end This is not a novel only interested in thrilling readers by highlighting the action scenes and ignoring the rest Readers who always feel there are aspects of a story missing or underdeveloped will love this book, and also those who like complex characters plenty of grey areas here and a story that lives beyond the page I also see book clubs enjoying a great discussion after reading this book, as there is much to debate and ponder An accomplished novel and the first of a series that we should keep a close eye on flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 18, 2018 Greville Waterman rated it it was amazing Wow what a great book I had very low expectations when I started this book by an author I had never come across before but it engaged me from the start and I found it original and moving.The heroine is Dr Tessa Thorpe, a veteran s counsellor, who specialises in dealing with war veterans suffering with PTSD and how she copes with the situation when one of her clients is suspected of the revenge killing of three cops who beat another veteran to death.The action is breathless but the characters Wow what a great book I had very low expectations when I started this book by an author I had never come across before but it engaged me from the start and I found it original and moving.The heroine is Dr Tessa Thorpe, a veteran s counsellor, who specialises in dealing with war veterans suffering with PTSD and how she copes with the situation when one of her clients is suspected of the revenge killing of three cops who beat another veteran to death.The action is breathless but the characters are well drawn and credible and the author has a deep knowledge of and sympathy with the plight of veterans.As if it was not already good enough, the second half of the book introduce us to the irascible blind lawyer Nathaniel Bodine who is a wonderful invention and mesmerising to see in action.This is apparently the first of a new series and the author has set the bar extremely high flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 23, 2019 Anthony rated it it was amazing I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review All opinions are my own An emotionally and politically charged thriller like no other, author N Lombardi Jr is set to release one of the most relevant and headline grabbing novels of the year with his upcoming release, Justice Gone Here is the synopsis.The SynopsisWhen 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 I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review All opinions are my own An emotionally and politically charged thriller like no other, author N Lombardi Jr is set to release one of the most relevant and headline grabbing novels of the year with his upcoming release, Justice Gone Here is the synopsis.The SynopsisWhen 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.The ReviewMy first reaction to this novel was simply wow Between the relatable and attention grabbing characters to the heartbreaking and straight from the headlines story and the vivid imagery, this novel truly came to life in ways few novels are ever really able to get to The issues discussed through the character s struggles, from homelessness and racism to police brutality and neglecting the needs of those suffering from mental health struggles most notably in this novel war veterans , made this novel feel not only gripping and engrossing, but important.The complex issue of right and wrong takes center stage as readers have to not only see the horrible crimes the police are able to commit against citizens, but the tragic cycle of violence that occurs when these issues are left unchecked I recently saw an interview in which a student remarked that what s moral and ethical is not always what s legal, and this novel really brings this sentiment to life At what point do we start standing up to immoral acts that are protected by technically legal tactics Do we as a society share any responsibility for crimes committed due to these injustices or the lack of care for those suffering through traumatic mental health struggles That s what this novel delves into as the mystery behind the brutal killings of three cops slowly but surely get untangled throughout the book.The VerdictThis is a must read novel of 2019 Full of edge of your seat twists and turns and a story that touches on the pulse of our current society, this novel excels in every way, delivering a story full of heart and emotion that doesn t always pair with a good thriller, but in this case it does and then some If you haven t yet, be sure to preorder your copy of Justice Gone by N Lombardi Jr or grab your copy if you re reading this after February 22nd, 2019 , today flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 15, 2019 Erin Cataldi rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 Fast paced and gripping, this legal thriller will grip readers from page one When an east coast town experiences the brutal murder of an unarmed homeless man by six cops, people don t think it can get any worse That is, until they find out that the homeless man was a war hero undergoing PTSD treatment at a nearby counseling center Riots and protests break out nationwide Tessa is one of the head honchos at the treatment facility and she was particularly close to Jay, the man beaten to death b Fast paced and gripping, this legal thriller will grip readers from page one When an east coast town experiences the brutal murder of an unarmed homeless man by six cops, people don t think it can get any worse That is, until they find out that the homeless man was a war hero undergoing PTSD treatment at a nearby counseling center Riots and protests break out nationwide Tessa is one of the head honchos at the treatment facility and she was particularly close to Jay, the man beaten to death by cops She s taking it hard, but not as hard as another one of her clients, Donald, who was a war buddy and best friends with Jay When Donald goes missing and some of the cops are found shot to death, Donald becomes suspect number one Deep down she knows that Donald would never turn into a vigilante killer, but at the same time who did kill those dirty cops Broken into three parts, this legal thriller will keep readers guessing A wonderful look into a fictional man hunt and court setting that feels all too real flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 22, 2018 Jonathan Finch rated it it was amazing Justice Done To Justice Gone N Lombardi Jr Tackles Dramatic, Real Life Problems With Real CommitmentA very sad but entertaining novel about how hard it is to maintain fair play and get a judge and jury to decide right Indeed, the book is a discourse about right and wrong from the beginning It is also a book which depicts war as a brutal and ugly pastime , given America decides to fight its wars away from home It presents an America full of danger mental and physical Its style is eloq Justice Done To Justice Gone N Lombardi Jr Tackles Dramatic, Real Life Problems With Real CommitmentA very sad but entertaining novel about how hard it is to maintain fair play and get a judge and jury to decide right Indeed, the book is a discourse about right and wrong from the beginning It is also a book which depicts war as a brutal and ugly pastime , given America decides to fight its wars away from home It presents an America full of danger mental and physical Its style is eloquent and the court scenes spectacular With hardly any typos except spacing between hyphenated phrases and a slip up over week and weak , this fast pacing novel is an excellent read and highly recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 21, 2018 Anne rated it really liked it I thoroughly enjoyed this novel surrounding a homeless vet s murder by the police when they believe he s being insubordinate His previous therapist, Tessa gets involved as she realizes he was confused and suffers from PTSD But when three policemen are gunned down by a sniper, his army buddy, Donald is implicated and flees, only later to be taken into custody And so begins a very tense and realistic trial, the outcome of which no one expects I look forward to of this author, featuring Te I thoroughly enjoyed this novel surrounding a homeless vet s murder by the police when they believe he s being insubordinate His previous therapist, Tessa gets involved as she realizes he was confused and suffers from PTSD But when three policemen are gunned down by a sniper, his army buddy, Donald is implicated and flees, only later to be taken into custody And so begins a very tense and realistic trial, the outcome of which no one expects I look forward to of this author, featuring Tessa as she represents a strong female force who is both compassionate and fierce Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Nov 18, 2018 Aleana Harris rated it it was amazing I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was a engaging story I like how it dives into PSTD and how much Veterans adure Dr Tessa Thorphe is a veteran counselor As she try to find out if her patient Donald is the one who killed three cops who had beaten a friend of his.Tessa races against the clock to save him from a lethal injection and she get help from a blind lawyer named Nathaniel as they dig deeper they untangle a web of police brutality and the treatment of I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was a engaging story I like how it dives into PSTD and how much Veterans adure Dr Tessa Thorphe is a veteran counselor As she try to find out if her patient Donald is the one who killed three cops who had beaten a friend of his.Tessa races against the clock to save him from a lethal injection and she get help from a blind lawyer named Nathaniel as they dig deeper they untangle a web of police brutality and the treatment of war veterans flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jan 27, 2019 Shruti Ramanujam rated it liked it I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.I love emotionally charged political thrillers, so when the author reached out to me, requesting a review, I almost immediately said yes I went in with a lot of expectations, and for the most part, this book didn t disappoint.Justice Gone has 4 parts to it the initial crime, the second crime in retribution to the first, a court trial, and the resolution Jay Felso I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.I love emotionally charged political thrillers, so when the author reached out to me, requesting a review, I almost immediately said yes I went in with a lot of expectations, and for the most part, this book didn t disappoint.Justice Gone has 4 parts to it the initial crime, the second crime in retribution to the first, a court trial, and the resolution Jay Felson, a homeless war vet is beaten to death for loitering by police officers After a public outcry, the cops are suspended with pay But three of these cops are shot to death by someone and a nation wide manhunt begins to bring the cop killer down.This has all the makings of a novel I d love And this story will hit any American too close to home, seeing as how it tackles issues such as police brutality and racial profiling While there are plenty of characters in this novel, most of them are key to moving the story forward.The courtroom drama that follows is my favourite part of the book Until then, the writing is all about setting the scene I don t know if it s my love for courtroom dramas talking, but I d have loved it if there was less of the scene setting and of the finale That s where Lombardi s strong suit is and I would certainly eat up any legal drama he writes in the future.Read this book if you like political thrillers, courtroom drama, and books that hold a mirror up to the state of the world as it is flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Sam rated it liked it Shelves review Disclaimer I was financially compensated for this review All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and or its affiliates in any way.Justice Gone, a mystery and legal thriller, by N Lombardi Jr touches upon many social issues When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, soon after, three cops are shot dead Donald Darfield, an African American Iraqi war veteran and a war time buddy of the beaten vet was accused as the prime suspect to th Disclaimer I was financially compensated for this review All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and or its affiliates in any way.Justice Gone, a mystery and legal thriller, by N Lombardi Jr touches upon many social issues When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, soon after, three cops are shot dead Donald Darfield, an African American Iraqi war veteran and a war time buddy of the beaten vet was accused as the prime suspect to the killing of the cops due to obvious reasons as his motives Justice Gone is the first in a series of psychological thrillers involving Dr Tessa Thorpe.It must be fate that I am reviewing two consecutive books that are relating to legal cases This book had an amazing plot that teaches many people a lesson It had a moral to it in a way that can bring out emotions from the reader Often books have moral that may be obvious or are seen in a lot but social issues are not seen as often as say the power of friendship or honesty as cliche as it sounds, personally, it s true The moral may be different to each individual depending on how they interpret the story It can vary due to each reader s personal experiences and knowledge on the topic It definitely made me like it because it had an interesting moral that is also controversial too For full review sammiereadsbook.wordpress 2019 01 flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Nicholas Maffia rated it it was amazing A good writer can make anything so interesting it just moves across the page, whether it s as mundane as a trip to visit grandma s or a parents teachers meeting And Lombardi is a good writer, and what he s writing about is not mundane, but could have been taken from today s headlines, and so naturally it zips along, just the way I like my fiction The issues that envelope the story are matters we often forget exist, such as the homeless and the difficulties facing our returning vets, and kudos A good writer can make anything so interesting it just moves across the page, whether it s as mundane as a trip to visit grandma s or a parents teachers meeting And Lombardi is a good writer, and what he s writing about is not mundane, but could have been taken from today s headlines, and so naturally it zips along, just the way I like my fiction The issues that envelope the story are matters we often forget exist, such as the homeless and the difficulties facing our returning vets, and kudos to the author for raising our awareness But the main purpose of a commercial novel is to entertain, and Justice Gone certainly entertained me.While reading, I wasn t sure where the story was going to lead me, yet what happens seems so inevitable except for the surprise ending No need to talk about the plot, it s all outlined in the description, except I have to say the courtroom drama was really excellent.In short, reading justice Gone was like eating a box of Belgian chocolates without getting a stomach ache flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Tracy Terry rated it it was amazing Review to follow soon flag Like see review Jan 30, 2019 Cat rated it it was amazing This new novel by N Lombardi Jr is based on actual events in 2011 when military veteran and diagnosed schizophrenic Kelly Thomas was brutally beaten to death on a city sidewalk by six members of the Fullerton California Police Department The author takes some liberties to add events and alter the outcome, but neither of the endings, real or imagined, have a happy ending I also want to note that this isn t a down with cops book It expresses that some policemen are bad the vast majori This new novel by N Lombardi Jr is based on actual events in 2011 when military veteran and diagnosed schizophrenic Kelly Thomas was brutally beaten to death on a city sidewalk by six members of the Fullerton California Police Department The author takes some liberties to add events and alter the outcome, but neither of the endings, real or imagined, have a happy ending I also want to note that this isn t a down with cops book It expresses that some policemen are bad the vast majority are true and good people.The main plot of the story revolves around Dr Tessa Thorpe, a psychologist for post war vets affected by PTSD and an ornery, colorful and wise attorney, Nathaniel Bodine who is very hard not to like as they defend Donald Darfield, a veteran who has been charged with taking the law into his own hands, at the cost of 3 policemen s lives.The court drama is good a bit drawn out, but other than that, the characters are interesting and realistic To me, the most important function of this book is to continue to remember Kelly Thomas, who was created, vilified and murdered by the very society he chose to serve I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review Thank you to John Hunt Publishing, Roundfire Books for making it available flag Like see review Myra added it Nov 09, 2018 Linda marked it as to read Nov 09, 2018 Cristie Underwood added it Nov 13, 2018 Marie UK marked it as to read Nov 20, 2018 Elisha marked it as to read Nov 27, 2018 Rebecca marked it as to read Nov 28, 2018 Pamela Scott marked it as to read Dec 01, 2018 Nicole Read Eat Sleep Repeat added it Dec 10, 2018 Amy Shannon marked it as to read Dec 12, 2018 Kelsey Butts marked 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discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed N Lombardi Jr, the N for Nicholas, has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, working as a groundwater geologist Nick can speak five languages Swahili, Thai, Lao, Chinese, and Khmer Cambodian.In 1997, while visiting Lao People s Democratic Republic, he witnessed the remnants of a secret war that had been waged for nine years, among which were children wounded from leftover cluster bombs Driven by what he saw, he worked on The Plain of Jars for the next eight years Nick maintains a website with content that spans most aspects of the novel The Secret War, Laotian culture, Buddhism etc second novel, Journey Towards a Falling Sun, is set in the wild frontier of northern Kenya.His latest novel, Justice Gone was inspired by the fatal beating of a homeless man by police.Nick now lives in Phnom Penh, CambodiaSome personal comments taken from his user s profile Working as an engineering geologist has taken me to other countries as well, including the Gulf States in the Middle East, North Africa, and two years in China My cross cultural experiences allow me to adopt a world view, and form a major component of my writing, with the aim of spreading cultural knowledge to the reading public in an entertaining way I also enjoy writing emotionally charged stories, and I often laugh and cry while writing them,lost inside the fictional world I create Politically, I am ardently against any war,regardless of the rhetoric used to justify it Until we abandon war, the human race is fated to remain in a savage conditionI enjoy physical exercise, watching a well made film I love Frank Capra , and of course reading a good book I like to be in natural settings rather than an urban environment I am also morbidly interested in following the dark side of covert machinations by the state, and geopolitics, the root cause of war Books by N Lombardi Jr. More Trivia About Justice Gone No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Justice Gone He watched it on the TV Everyone watches TV Bodine directed his face to Ryan s, knowing exactly where the witness box was, his black glasses reflecting the ceiling lights above I don t, he said with a deadpan face.Nathaniel Bodine, blind lawyer 0 likes All of you combat vets have possessed courage on the battlefield I don t mean the heroic romantic version, just the plain vanilla courage of trying to stay alive Don t leave that courage behind because you re going to need it to truly come back home Tessa Thorpe, veterans counselor 0 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 10, 2, 2, 0, 0 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        N Lombardi Jr, the N for Nicholas, has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, working as a groundwater geologist Nick can speak five languages Swahili, Thai, Lao, Chinese, and Khmer Cambodian.In 1997, while visiting Lao People s Democratic Republic, he witnessed the remnants of a secret war that had been waged for nine years, among which were children wounded from left N Lombardi Jr, the N for Nicholas, has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, working as a groundwater geologist Nick can speak five languages Swahili, Thai, Lao, Chinese, and Khmer Cambodian.In 1997, while visiting Lao People s Democratic Republic, he witnessed the remnants of a secret war that had been waged for nine years, among which were children wounded from leftover cluster bombs Driven by what he saw, he worked on The Plain of Jars for the next eight years Nick maintains a website with content that spans most aspects of the novel The Secret War, Laotian culture, Buddhism etc second novel, Journey Towards a Falling Sun, is set in the wild frontier of northern Kenya.His latest novel, Justice Gone was inspired by the fatal beating of a homeless man by police.Nick now lives in Phnom Penh, CambodiaSome personal comments taken from his user s profile Working as an engineering geologist has taken me to other countries as well, including the Gulf States in the Middle East, North Africa, and two years in China My cross cultural experiences allow me to adopt a world view, and form a major component of my writing, with the aim of spreading cultural knowledge to the reading public in an entertaining way I also enjoy writing emotionally charged stories, and I often laugh and cry while writing them,lost inside the fictional world I create Politically, I am ardently against any war,regardless of the rhetoric used to justify it Until we abandon war, the human race is fated to remain in a savage conditionI enjoy physical exercise, watching a well made film I love Frank Capra , and of course reading a good book I like to be in natural settings rather than an urban environment I am also morbidly interested in following the dark side of covert machinations by the state, and geopolitics, the root cause of war


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    1. From the title, one would guess that Justice Gone is a legal mystery, but it really is a lot From beginning to end, it evokes controversary and arguments that typically fill the comment sections of current news stories Not surprisingly, the story pulled in my emotional side from the beginning, and it s pace never let up An event in a small town cascades into a drama that keeps unfolding and expanding before we finally arrive at the trial, where the author does a superb job of heightening From t [...]


    2. This book delivers a knowledgeable albeit prejudiced punch in a bow to the plight of our PTSD veterans, both with the lack of support for vets as well as the state of awareness of our law enforcement bodies The protagonist is Dr Tessa Thorpe, a veterans counselor, who decries the loss of one of her own, beaten to death, as she champions the support of Donald Darfield, close buddy of the vet killed by law enforcement in a less than enlightened confrontation.This is an excellently drawn scenario T [...]


    3. I am reviewing this book as a member of Rosie s book review team and thank her, NetGalley, and Roundfire for providing me an ARC copy of this novel, ahead of its publication, that I freely chose to review.This is not an easy book to categorise, and it could fit into a number of classifications, but it goes beyond the standard examples many of the readers of some of those genres are used to come across When I heard about this book, my interest was piqued by several elements the book features as I [...]


    4. Wow what a great book I had very low expectations when I started this book by an author I had never come across before but it engaged me from the start and I found it original and moving.The heroine is Dr Tessa Thorpe, a veteran s counsellor, who specialises in dealing with war veterans suffering with PTSD and how she copes with the situation when one of her clients is suspected of the revenge killing of three cops who beat another veteran to death.The action is breathless but the characters Wow [...]


    5. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review All opinions are my own An emotionally and politically charged thriller like no other, author N Lombardi Jr is set to release one of the most relevant and headline grabbing novels of the year with his upcoming release, Justice Gone Here is the synopsis.The SynopsisWhen 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 I rec [...]


    6. Fast paced and gripping, this legal thriller will grip readers from page one When an east coast town experiences the brutal murder of an unarmed homeless man by six cops, people don t think it can get any worse That is, until they find out that the homeless man was a war hero undergoing PTSD treatment at a nearby counseling center Riots and protests break out nationwide Tessa is one of the head honchos at the treatment facility and she was particularly close to Jay, the man beaten to death b Fas [...]


    7. Justice Done To Justice Gone N Lombardi Jr Tackles Dramatic, Real Life Problems With Real CommitmentA very sad but entertaining novel about how hard it is to maintain fair play and get a judge and jury to decide right Indeed, the book is a discourse about right and wrong from the beginning It is also a book which depicts war as a brutal and ugly pastime , given America decides to fight its wars away from home It presents an America full of danger mental and physical Its style is eloq Justice Don [...]


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