N. Lombardi Jr.

#9 top librarians
#1 most followed
#8 best reviewers
#44 top reviewers
year in books
Jenn Ha...
1,617 books | 188 friends

Rhonda ...
25,847 books | 230 friends

19,731 books | 1,303 friends

6,423 books | 238 friends

8,117 books | 296 friends

80,352 books | 919 friends

1,073 books | 464 friends

Jeremy ...
203 books | 182 friends

More friends…

N. Lombardi Jr.

Goodreads Author

September 03



Thomas Hardy, H.P. Lovecraft, Larry Beinhart, Elmore Leonard, John Le ...more

Member Since
April 2013


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

To ask N. Lombardi Jr. questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

N. Lombardi Jr. Yes, I sure am. If you're interested, contact me at nlomb269@gmail.com

Yes, I sure am. If you're interested, contact me at nlomb269@gmail.com

Average rating: 4.28 · 167 ratings · 122 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Justice Gone

4.34 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Plain of Jars

4.03 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Journey Towards a Falling Sun

4.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Who is Big Brother Anyway?

Although much of the buzz has dissipated, there had been a lot of heated discussion concerning the government spying on its citizens as well as others around the world. Do we really have anything to fear (assuming of course we're innocent of anything illegal)?

In my opinion, (and you know what that's like if you've read my Opinions post), the concerns are rather negligible for us ordinary slobs. Bu Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on June 18, 2019 18:32 Tags: big-brother, consumerism, marketing, spying, surveillance

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Corner: A Yea...
Rate this book
Clear rating


N.’s Recent Updates

N. Jr. made a comment in the group Goodreads Librarians GroupNew award for Justice Gone topic
" Elvenn wrote: "Done!"

Thanks a bunch, Elvenn!
" I'm looking for beta readers to take peek at a new manuscript, See Me, Hear me , a story of a pre-lingual deaf-mute girl apprehended for a murder, ...more "
" Hi fellow readers - I'm happy to announce that Justice Gone has won the Independent Press Award for Best Legal Thriller 2020, the novel's fifth award. ...more "
N. Jr. added a status update: Hi fellow readers - I'm happy to announce that Justice Gone has won the Independent Press Award for Best Legal Thriller 2020, the novel's fifth award.
" Emily wrote: "Done"

Thanks so much for your efforts, Emily
Nina Chachu Nina Chachu is currently reading Darling
Beneath the Willow by Gemma Farrow
"I found this to be a very compelling read. The characters are well developed even though it is a short story. I love how well the story flowed and drew you in. I was captivated from the first page until the very end. It's a love story mixed with the " Read more of this review »
Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh
N. Jr. added a status update: I'm happy to announce that Justice Gone has won the New York City Big Book Award, its fourth literary prize.
N. Jr. rated a book liked it
Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation by Lee Lofland
Rate this book
Clear rating
While I did pick up some useful information, I wouldn't describe this book as a gem. In part, there was an imbalance of emphasis, such as the very detailed descriptions of uniforms and insignias, while a whole chapter on CSI was just a hysterical pol ...more
More of N.'s books…
“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.”
“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
“With your life?”
“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

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Around the World ...: Laos 11 628 Oct 21, 2018 07:58AM  
Challenge Corner: This topic has been closed to new comments. Team Clueless - Review! 480 37 Apr 01, 2019 05:55AM  
The Perks Of Bein...: Team Inspector Morse 752 344 Apr 30, 2019 02:53PM  
What is Life with...: Author's Request For Reviews 103 199 Nov 23, 2019 05:58PM  
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
Allen Saunders

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

“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I'll never know.”
Groucho Marx

“The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us”
Peter Ustinov

“Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.”
Thomas Szasz

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 113514 members — last activity 7 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
97 Great African Reads — 3140 members — last activity Sep 24, 2020 03:38AM
If you want to read Great African Reads - you've come to the right place! Here is an overview of the group reads & activities: Regional reads Nominat ...more
148236 Anything Legal, Legal Thrillers, Legal Mysteries and More — 780 members — last activity Sep 20, 2020 07:38AM
This group is a place for authors and readers of anything legal, (thrillers, mysteries and more) to exchange ideas and reviews.
215640 What is Life without books — 761 members — last activity Sep 22, 2020 12:58PM
I wanted to start a group where book lovers can come talk about any book. I wanted to get like minded people together for friendship and fun. We can h ...more
142309 Underground Knowledge — A discussion group — 14482 members — last activity 49 minutes ago
This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring ...more
More of N.’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

back to top