A beaten homeless vet. Three cops gunned down. A multistate manhunt. The trial of the decade.
A new kind of legal thriller
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?
Review Justice Gone by Fany Van Hemelen:
What a great legal thriller with peculiar personalities and realistic themes full of court action.
I never heard of this author, but I am thrilled to read this book and will read more of him. Apparently this is the first one in a new legal and psychological series and I loved this one!
From the beginning to the end this book has realistic situations whom made me read to the end in one time. Tessa is a veteran counselor, with a troubled past and Casey her partner at the office,has some surprising secrets too. When their client, who was suffering from PTSD, has beaten to death by policemen the horror begins and was coming to a crescendo at the courtroom.
Shortly said.. Homeless veteran died, policemen dead and Donald, the friend of the homeless man is the perfect suspect. In the courtroom has to be decided what is the truth, but one day some new news is showing up. Of course the media is from the start till the end there with their truth. When I read this one I am guessing who really was the murderer and I was asking myself why sometimes justice isn’t done.
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!
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.
Titel: Justice Gone | Auteur: N. Lombardi Jr. | Uitgeverij: John Hunt Publishing | Categorie: Thrillers | Uitvoering: paperback of E-book | 336 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781785358760 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: februari 2019 | Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 24-04-2019 | Prijs: €16,99 | Bestellen