Thursday, February 21, 2019

Check out the book review of a Legal Thriller - Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr.

Just like Vishnu I also started exploring newer genres and foreign authors. I try to grab as many opportunities as possible for the same. I first time heard something called a legal thriller when Vishnu told me about "Justice Gone" by N. Lombardi Jr. As I wanted to read something like this I grabbed the opportunity before any of our teammates give their concern.

Book 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.
The protagonist of the story is Dr. Tessa Thorpe, a veteran counselor at New Hope Clinic who stand in support for Donald Darfield who is brought to trial for the murder of three cops. All of this fiasco started when a bunch of cops killed unarmed ex-veteran Jay Felson. Nathaniel Bodine was a blind lawyer for Donald Darfield and his future rest on his shoulders.

I have never read anything like this. Every character is written with finesse. From this book, two characters have become my favorite. One is Dr. Tessa Thorpe for her quick wit and the kind of aura she carries. Her dedication to saving the veterans suffering PTSD made her stand out. And the second character is Nathaniel Bodine. He reminded me of Harvey Specter from series suits. They both are different personalities but when it comes to the law they'll bite prosecutor so flamboyantly that you'll fall in love with the character.

This book also shed some light on prejudice for our PTSD veterans for lack of support towards them and carelessness of the law enforcement unit. This book will give you a ride emotionally and mentally, the twist and turns in the second half of the book are written craftily and I find this book sitting in various categories like a legal thriller, psychological thriller etc. 

So all and all if you like reading a thriller and you haven't read this book then you're missing big time. My advice is to grab this book right now. I cannot give anything less than 4 star to this wonderful book.

Book can be found at - Amazon India & Amazon USA
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads


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