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N. Lombardi Jr.

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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.

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To give you an idea of the story see the "strapline" and draft back cover copy below:

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Light and shadow, good and evil, illusion…more
Hi Michelle

To give you an idea of the story see the "strapline" and draft back cover copy below:

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Light and shadow, good and evil, illusion and reality, where are the lines drawn? For psychiatrist Tessa Thorpe, finding out is imperative for her survival.

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An enigmatic, mentally ill patient in a cryptic institute forces psychiatrist Tessa Thorpe to navigate the nebulous territory between truth and fiction, madness and deception, paranoia and conspiracy, exposing her to things she doesn't want to know, and immersing her so deep in a game of politics and terror that her very life hinges on finding her way out.

The manuscript (PDF file) is very near to final editing. I have 2 (quite different) novels with a UK publisher, but I am looking for a new publisher (through agents) so it will be quite a while. I may end up self-publishing if there no takers. All this means it could be 6 months to a year before publication date, but I will notify you as it draws near.

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EXCESSIVE FORCE Feb 12, 2019

The origin of Justice Gone, my latest novel, germinated from a true-life fatal encounter with police. So I thought I should post some of my observations on what has become an all too frequent and unfortunate occurrence.

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“The trouble with life is that we lead it forwards and understand it backwards.”
N. Lombardi Jr.

“I gave you a few laughs and showed you a good time, but there was no future with me. So although it was fun while it lasted, you made up your mind to choose the stability and security a rich man can offer.”
She shook her head. “No.”
“No?”
“If you look in your heart, you know that’s not true.”
“So, what is it then, he went into a jealous rage and he threatened
you?”
“Yes.”
“With your life?”
“No.”
“Well then...”
“With yours.”
N. Lombardi Jr., Journey Towards a Falling Sun

“He watched it on the TV. Everyone watches TV.”
Bodine directed his face to Ryan’s, knowing exactly where the witness box was, his black glasses reflecting the ceiling lights above. “I don’t,” he said with a deadpan face.
Nathaniel Bodine, blind lawyer”
N. Lombardi Jr., Justice Gone

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