October 27, 2019

Justice Gone, N. Lombardi Jr. (Blog Tour)

Justice Gone is a topical and timely look at the powers of policing. When a veteran is beaten to death by a group of six police officers, a murder spree ensues with three of the six shot dead…

Disclaimer: Thank you to the wonderful Emma at Damp Pebbles for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour. I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This post may contain affiliate links for which I will earn a commission, at no extra cost to you, should you purchase something.

Justice Gone has won three national awards, including gold at the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Title: Justice Gone

Author: N. Lombardi Jr

Page Count: 336

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!

Tessa Thorpe (Veterans Counselor) in Justice Gone

Justice Gone covers so many topics. From veteran homelessness, to PTSD, to whether a justice system is fit for purpose.

It’s a topical book, so it’s easy to read it in a way that fits your perspective.

Reading this book as a British person, the book certainly read in the same way I read the news out of America – that police don’t undertake measured responses, that the most vulnerable members of society are the ones suffering and that this situation could happen (if it hasn’t already).

It’s a sad realisation, but that makes this book powerful. Interestingly, had this been set in a rough estate in the UK, I would probably have found it believable too.

When police start turning up dead, it lost me a little bit.

I totally see the intrigue in writing that story line, but the solver in me would just love to have read about all six during a trial, particularly because the courtroom bits were some of the authors strongest writing. Vigilante justice just isn’t something I find interesting, but it was still very well written!

A good book for gloomy, autumnal weekends.

This isn’t a happy book which, in my opinion, makes it perfect reading for this time of year! If you’re looking for a book that will have you questioning your own version of justice, this is a book for you.


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2 responses to “Justice Gone, N. Lombardi Jr. (Blog Tour)”

  1. Nicholas Lombardi says:

    Thanks for the review, Natalie.

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