Author: N.Lombardi JR
No Of Pages:268
Publisher: RoundFire Books
Genre: Legal Thriller, Investigation
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 gets 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?
I would like to thank Debdatta Sahay and author for the review copy. My review here is totally honest and unbiased.
Clearly this would be be my one of the best read of 2019. A clean and perfect legal adventure at its best. An intelligent straight forward legal sessions to get glued to the plot.
I had no idea where the story was taking me as I was enjoying the narration flow which was meant as it was meant to be. The composure of each character was surprisingly amazing even though they exhibited the stress which was on edge as story went through.
This is one book where I admired each and every character. Author was so sure about the characters where he portrayed them special. He made me to like the character the moment they were introduced with the unique description or their ways. You cannot move or deny any characters of their existence, that powerful was the involvement of each character. Be cautious, Nathaniel Bodine is watching us through his intelligence. His presence and trials occupied the majority of story space which was absolutely stunning.
Don’t even try to miss a page related to the court trials,it was brilliant to the core. The language was simple but efficient. If I could say, I was literally present in the court room durinf the trials . There was no unwanted compulsion of twists or turns. I mean author didn’t push himself to put efforts in executing or adding extra thrills, Oh god he doesn’t need to actually. That much high score was the narration and story flow.
Overall “Justice Gone” is meticulous in plot and flow which grabs our attention in every way right from the start of the book. You cannot put this book down until you reach the end.
About The Author
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.
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
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