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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Book Blast Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr


Justice Gone
by N. Lombardi Jr.

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


GENRE:  Thriller (legal)

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?


Read an Excerpt



Tessa had given much thought as to how she should dress for the occasion. Her first instinct was her Karen Kane pants suit, but dismissed that idea to wear her copper-brown print kaftan in its stead.



Now, with its folds caught in the vigorous September breeze, giving the illusion of a multitude of miniature flags fluttering around her, her thick locks of hair dancing around her head, she spoke to the crowd, slowly, deliberately taking her time. “Hello, my fellow citizens.” She stopped to survey the mass of people standing in front of her. Dramatic pauses replete with eye contact, if not overdone, were quite effective in getting one’s message across. Not surprisingly, Tessa knew how to get her message across, a special art in the realm of behavioral scientists. Public relations firms, advertising companies, political campaigns, all hired an army of psychologists to sell a product. And Tessa Thorpe, as someone who had thirty years’ experience as a criminal psychiatrist, could sell as well as any of them.



“We are here today for two reasons, two very important reasons that are essential to our well-being in a modern society. Freedom is one, and justice is the other.”



Enthusiastic cheers.



“When the call for war came, we were told that our enemies hated our freedoms. We were told that the citizens of Iraq had been held hostage by a ruthless dictator who denied his own people these freedoms. Our invasion of that country was sold to us as Operation Iraqi Freedom. And so we sent our young men and women off to war, the most traumatic experience a human being could ever go through, with the belief that they were fighting for liberty and freedom. And yet, one of those whom we had sent…had come back to us only to have his own freedom denied. His single offence at the time he was approached by law enforcement officers was that he was exercising his freedom to stand on a street corner.”



This elicited a roar from the crowd.



“This is not merely tragic, it is an act of deplorable fraud, being denied the very thing he fought for!”



More heartfelt cheering.



“When I was young, we were made to pledge allegiance, an oath that ended with the phrase, ‘with liberty and justice for all.’ Well, Jay Felson was denied liberty…let us make sure he is NOT DENIED JUSTICE!”br>

About the Author:
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_



Buy links:



Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Justice-Gone-N-Lombardi-Jr/dp/1785358766


Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1785358766/ref=x_gr_w_bb


Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40398725-justice-gone?ac=1&from_search=true


Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/justice-gone-n-lombardi-jr/1128875661?ean=9781785358760


Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Justice-Gone-N-Lombardi-Jr/9781785358760


Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/justice-gone/n-lombardi-jr/9781785358760


Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/justice-gone




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6 comments:

  1. Nicholas LombardiMay 1, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Thanks Teresa for posting about my novel

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  2. Great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it!

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  3. My family loves reading so hearing about another great book I appreciate. Thanks for sharing and also for the giveaway.

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