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#BookSpotlight, #ARCBookReview and Exclusive #Giveaway: Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr.



Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr. is a heartfelt legal thriller that recently won the prestigious National Indie Excellence Awards for Legal Thriller (2019). I was very fortunate to receive an ARC of this book and am happy to spotlight Justice Gone on the blog today.

Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr. won the prestigious National Indie Excellence Awards for Legal Thriller (2019)


Read on for the blurb, my Review and a worldwide open Giveaway where you can win 5 paperback copies of the book.



About the book:



Book Spotlight, Book Review and Giveaway: Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr. -Njkinny's Blog



Title and Author: Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr.

No. of Pages: 336

Publication Date: February 22nd 2019 by Roundfire Books

Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Legal Thriller, Contemporary Fiction,



Blurb:



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.


ARC Book Review: Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr. 

Book Spotlight, Book Review and Giveaway: Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr. -Njkinny's Blog


Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr. is a brutally honest account of the lives of war veterans when they return from war and try to adjust to normal life and the justice system of modern times. This is a book unlike any other that I have ever read. I went into it expecting nothing because it was the first book by Mr. Lombardi that I was reading but right from the start, I was hooked.

The narrative is crisp, fluid and cinematic. Everything seems like playing in technicolour in your mind. I was horrified, then saddened and then righteously angry at the injustice as I read this book. This is a book that not only entertained me but also forced me to face the uncomfortable issues the book raises.


The character development is realistic. These are multi-dimensional people that have faced the not-so-pretty aspects of life and come out differently on the other side. The story progresses beautifully as the characters mature. I loved Dr. Tessa. A strong character, I know I will be looking out for more of her in the future books by N. Lombardi Jr.


The best aspects of Justice Gone are the courtroom scenes that are so real. The research done to make them so clearly shows when you read the scenes happing there. It is like I am right there watching it all happen!


Another great and noteworthy aspect of this book is the neutral way in which both sides of the issues are showcased. The author doesn't take sides and the facts are presented in an unbiased manner. He leaves the readers to form their own opinions. Doing this is very difficult for any writer and I congratulate Mr. Lombardi on a job well done.


A fast paced, action filled, mystery that thrills and kept me engrossed all through, I give Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr. 4.5 super shiny stars out of 5 and Njkinny recommends this book to all lovers of thrillers and legal themed fiction looking for a book with superior narration, great plot execution and memorable characters.


I received a paperback ARC from the author and I am very thankful to him. The above is my honest and unbiased opinion and in No way influenced.



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Meet the author:

#BookSpotlight, #ARCBookReview and #Giveaway: Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr. -Njkinny's Blog

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. http://plainofjars.net

His 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, Cambodia

Visit his 

Goodreads page:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6982373.N_Lombardi_Jr_ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nick.lombardi.9400
Website: http://www.author-n-lombardi-jr.com/my-books

Giveaway:


5 Paperback copies of Justice Gone.

Open worldwide. 

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48 comments:

  1. Such a great review about this book and i also love the book cover, seems an interesting book to read.

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  2. This book sounds like a great read. I will have to check it out.

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  3. Sounds like a fantastic book. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This looks like a great read and very inspirational. I love true stories like this one! -Sondra Barker @cuisineandtravel.com

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    1. It is fiction but yes, takes up real life issues. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  5. First time to hear about this book and it sounds very interesting. I actually love reading a true to life stories like this and I am going to check this out!

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    1. I hope you like it as much as I did. Dont forget to enter the giveaway to win the book! :)

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  6. This sounds like a riveting and also heart-wrenching account, especially around the war veterans. These are the exact kinds of stories we need to read with a window into some of the societal troubles we all need to be more aware of.

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    1. So true. Books that make you think while also entertaining you are rare and this one definitely falls in this category. :)

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  7. It seem interesting book to read, Will check this out!!!

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    1. I hope you like it. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  8. Seems like an interesting book! Thanks for sharing your review, can't wait to buy one this weekend!

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  9. I love psychological thrillers and this book seems like it could be my next read. Thanks for your review.

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  10. Great read and so inspirational. True stories are my favorite, not much into fiction.

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    1. This one is fiction but it takes up real life issues. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  11. I've never heard of this book but I would love to check this! it looks like a great book thanks for sharing.

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  12. These kinds of stories are mostly boring but you are making it more interesting. Thanks for sharing this, I appreciate the passion.

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    1. Depends on the taste and interest of the reader Michael. I loved the pace, the thrill of the unknown and the real life feel to this story. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  13. Sounds like a thrilling book filled with suspense, and what a great giveaway too

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  14. Thank you for the awesome review, this sounds like a great book! Definitely adding it to my Goodreads list!

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  15. I love the book cover. It's so fitting of the book title.

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    1. Agreed Kathy. The cover art is engaging. :)

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  16. I love a good read and a thriller is just perfection for me. I am definitely checking this out as I am in need of a good new book to read when at the beach :)

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    1. I hope you like it. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  17. I have never read this book. Thank you for the review.

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  18. These are my kind of books to read. Adventure and Suspense rolled into one. Plus this could be the next book to movie franchise

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    1. It definitely has the potential to be made into a movie. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  19. Such a wonderful review and books sounds like a nice read! I love reading thriller story and would love to check this out!

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  20. I haven't read a good thriller in a while. I will have to check out to see if they have it at my library and check it out. Sounds like a great read.

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    1. Hope you find it at your library. If not, you can enter the giveaway in this post to win your iwn copy of the book!

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  21. I love to read and this sounds like an interesting thriller. I love that the author makes everything appear so real.

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    1. True Vasundhara. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  22. This sounds like an interesting book. It doesn't sound like it would be too far off from real life either. LOL!

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  23. Justice Gone By seems like an interesting book to read from your review. I’m looking forward to reading it. Lavern Moore

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    1. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  24. This book sounds like a must read. I will have to check this out

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  25. Sounds like an amazing book. Thanks for the chance.

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