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Thursday 3 October 2019

☀☄ Justice Gone: Dr Tessa Thorpe [1] - N. Lombardi Jr.

Following our feature on 30 April, thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour to celebrate and congratulate Justice Gone, a Legal Thriller by (, Roundfire Books, 336 pages).

Winner of 3 Awards:

  • 2019 American Fiction 
  • National Indie Excellence Award - Winner of Best legal thriller 2019
  • Silver Medal 2019 Reader's Favorites Award 
Chosen by among their list of 10 Gripping and Intelligent Legal Thrillers

Justice Gone is the first book in the Dr Tessa Thorpe series psychological thriller series, wrapped in the divisive issues of modern American society including police brutality and disenfranchised returning war veterans.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author N. Lombardi Jr. will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).

|| Synopsis || Trailer || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


"The courtroom scenes are wonderfully written...the characters are well described and the author paints a picture of each in the mind of the reader...Strong plot, strong characters and a strong writing style that I really enjoyed. This one is a definite "thumbs-up." Strongly recommend! I look forward to reading additional works by N. Lombardi, Jr." ~ Kim M Aalaie, Author's Den 

"One of my favorite suspense novels of the year. It will make you question the legal system.
" ~ The Eclectic Review 

"The courtroom action is excellent, trimmed to the most gripping parts of the trial, with plenty of emotional impact...a fairly realistic portrayal of the way small-town US society works...a fast-moving story with plenty of dramatic moments, and a big twist in the final pages."
~ Crime Review

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?

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.

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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Giveaway and Tour Stops

Enter to win a $10 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to comment to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

30 April 2019 - Enter to win a $15 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow Justice Gone's tour at:

Sep 30: Andi's Book Reviews
Oct 1: Treasure Hunting for a Good Time ✍
Oct 2: Fabulous and Brunette
Oct 2: The Avid Reader
Oct 3: BooksChatter
Oct 4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
Oct 7: Independent Authors
Oct 8: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
Oct 9: Wendi Zwaduk
Oct 10: Author C.A.Milson
Oct 11: Locks, Hooks and Books
Oct 14: Lost in a Book After a Day of Social Work
Oct 15: Coffee, Dogs and Books
Oct 16: It's Raining Books
Oct 17: Our Town Book Reviews
Oct 18: Two Ends of the Pen
Oct 21: Harlie's Books
Oct 22: Jazzy Book Reviews
Oct 23: Straight From the Library
Oct 24: Long and Short Reviews
Oct 25: books are love

Spring 2019 Tour:

April 29:
1: Rogue's Angels
2: Readeropolis
3: Edgar's Books
4: Fabulous and Brunette
5: Nickie's Views and Interviews
6: One World Singles Blog

April 30:
1: Books Direct
2: BooksChatter
3: Jazzy Book Reviews
4: JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder
5: Just Books
6: Notes From a Romantic's Heart
7: Our Town Book Reviews
8: The Avid Reader
9: Wake Up Your Wild Side

May 1:
1: A Writer's Life
2: Andi's Book Reviews
3: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
4: Long and Short Reviews
5: Mixed Book Bag
6: Two Ends of the Pen
7: T's Stuff

May 2:
1: Danita Minnis
2: Tina Donahue Books - Heat with Heart
3: Enchanting Reviews
4: Viviana MacKade
5: Independent Authors
6: Welcome to My World of Dreams

May 3:
1: Bookish Reviews
2: It's Raining Books
3: Literary Gold
4: Straight From the Library
5: Travel the Ages


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nicholas Lombardi said...

Thanks for the wonderful post of my novel

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

S.P. Aruna said...

This was a great book, it really moved me. I can see how it won all those awards

Nicholas Lombardi said...

Once again Bookschatter, I thank you for your support

James Robert said...

I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a fascinating read.

Tracie Cooper said...

Hope everyone is having a super week!

Tracie Cooper said...

I love the cover! I am so excited to read this book!

Tracie Cooper said...

What a great cover and interesting storyline!

Tracie Cooper said...

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tracie Cooper said...

I love the American Flag on the cover!

Tracie Cooper said...

The title of this book is so a great one for thoughtful conversion!

Tracie Cooper said...

Happy, happy FRI-YAY!