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If someone you loved was the victim of a violent crime, how far would you go to find justice?

Jack Devlin didn't know the answer, until his brother was left comatose after a brutal assault. To the police, it was just another New York mugging. But to Jack Devlin, it was an abomination that must be avenged - outside the law.

"Packs a savage punch." (The New York Times)

"Dark, sexy, fast and tough." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Action fans will applaud." (Publishers Weekly)

©1992, 2017 John Clarkson (P)2018 John Clarkson

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Watch out Jack Devlin is in the Big Apple

Would you consider the audio edition of And Justice for One to be better than the print version?

Have only listened to the Audio edition.

What did you like best about this story?

A classic thriller in my town ...... the greatest city on earth New York.

What about Alan Philip Ormond’s performance did you like?

His voice and style are perfect for this old time thriller.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh yeah

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

31 of 31 people found this review helpful

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Don't let original published date keep you away..,

And Justice for One by John Clarkson is a super read. I won't go into what the book is about because there are already quite a few reviews doing that already. It's a pretty simple premise, you hurt and almost took away someone I love, I will make sure you never do this to anyone ever again. The story is fast paced, the characters have very distinct personalities. Basically it's a good vs evil kind of story and we all know how that will end. This is very suspenseful , the dangerous situations come rapidly one after another. Although it was originally published in '92, other then a payphone here and there or lower prices for some items, it could have been written today.
Alan Philip Ormond does a great job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely captivating and entertaining!!!!

This book was titilating! The story was like a new age sexy noir novel! In line with that and what really kept it together was the narration. The characters were easy to distinguish and led to great imagery of what they might look like. I was hooked from the beginning to end. Had to take it from my car into the house to keep listening. A great one to have in my library. Thank you!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-28-18

Jack Devlin delivers justice to the people...

...who almost killed his brother George. And Justice for One is a terrific action and suspense thriller by an author I had never heard of until I read Audible listener Shelley's review several days ago. Upon investigating I found that this novel along with four others in the Jack Devlin series were released during the 1990's and subsequently went out of print. It now appears likely that author John Clarkson will re-release the other 4 novels in the series. I hope he does! Like the novel, the narration is outstanding.

And Justice for One was released five years before author Lee Child introduced Jack Reacher to the world with Killing Floor. I frankly get bored with reviews comparing suspense thriller protagonists to Jack Reacher; however, Jack Devlin may well be the prototype for the future Jack Reacher. In Killing Floor a tall Jack Reacher exacts retribution for the murder of his slightly older and taller brother Joe. Jack, not Joe, was the fighter. In And Justice for One a tall Jack Devlin exacts retribution for his potentially mortally wounded slightly older and taller brother George. Jack, not George, was the fighter.

And Justice for One has my highest possible recommendation.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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A bit dated but so is the Maltese Falcon

Cell phones will be the bane of authors who have written before 2000. No one looks for a phone booth or scrounges for change to make a call any more. That being said, Jack Devlin is one butt kicking son of a gun in any time period. This book kept me riveted to the ear phones from start to finish. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Hard hitting, old school revenge story.

Where does And Justice for One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a top tier book that i enjoyed listening too.

What was one of the most memorable moments of And Justice for One?

The end. It was a satisfying ending and exciting.

What about Alan Philip Ormond’s performance did you like?

His performance was good for the most part. I felt some parts, specially the women, sound creepy at parts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have a extreme reaction but it did make me want to keep listening and not want it to end.

Any additional comments?

I received this book for free in exchange for an voluntary unbiased review.

This is a fun blockbuster book. It felt like I was watching a movie and the injuries were realistic enough that made me feel that death was possible for the main characters.

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A 5* read/listen.

A 5* book, I loved this book it has everything in just the right amounts. Lots of action and plenty suspense even a little romance. All the characters are well formed with plenty of depth, especially the main protaagonists.
Narration is clear and concise with accents that are distinct for each character, The narrator moves the book along at a chapter turning pace and brings it to life.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my request and voluntarily leave this review.

great entertainment, a great book.

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Hardboiled goodness

This book is over 20 years old, but don't let that turn you away. It is a solid thriller. The book moves smartly and is a perfect pairing with a narrator who nails the vibe.
The storyline is not deep, it is basically an escalating revenge fantasy, but the characters and narration make it worth while. Definitely recommend.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Thrills, chills and excitement

What a unique story that grabs your attention from the start and doesn’t let go. The question is “If someone you loved was the victim of a violent crime, how far would you go to find justice?” We think we know the answer to that question but, do we? Would we have the resources to find out who was behind it and if we did what if they were more powerful than we were, what if they were out of our reach? So many questions with so few answers until the one you love is a victim we truly cannot answer this. Jack didn’t know the answer either until the day his brother came up missing, the day they found him was the day Jack went on the biggest man hunt of his life. Unlike us he does have the resources but even with them he still gets few answers until he ups the game kicking butt and taking names. This is an action packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats as one man takes on a group of men taking them down one by one until he finds the guilty party. You can bet when that last name comes up he will do everything in his power to get justice for his brother. This is a story more or less of a one man army who is willing to give up his life to take out the man who hurt so many people not only just his brother. It is a thrilling listen that is action packed where the dark side meets the darker side, demanding justice with one hell of a punch that will make a grown man cry. Totally LOVE this audio.

Me. Ormond is a new narrator to me, but what a heck of a good one he is. He gives a thrilling exciting listen that takes you away making you hold your breath, hanging on, why he paints a picture of a thrilling, chilling plot the author wrote. He made me feel the passion, danger, excitement and even chills which ran down my back as the hunt was on and bad met good taking down one man at a time. The narrator made it very easy for the scenes to run wild in my mind as I watch the movie play through his voice. His character voices are wonderful both male and female really pull you in. He hits the correct tones with each character, you always knew what they were feeling and just who was talking. He made you feel the anger, passion, uneasiness, fear, and so much more. You could hear the chuckle, and even pain and sorrow as well as happiness and laughter right through his voice. There were no background noises, no repeating of words, no volume changes just a wonderful exciting clear, clean listen that took over your mind. He made me believe what was happening, I bought this story from start to finish. The characters became real to me as well as their pain. Before the story was over I was cheering Jack on. I was very impressed at how he portrayed the characters making them real people. I loved how he made Jack cold but exciting yet warm and loving which is not easy to do. His normal voice is very easy to listen to. I just could not put this down, I had to know what Jack would do next. I thought his performance was outstanding and can’t wait to listen to more of his work.

The author gives you an amazing story that really makes you think. It is a story that you won’t forget for a long time. Jack may be knocked down, but he won’t stay down. I really felt sorry for the man who came up against him, well just a little but not for long. The author made me buy into the story as I found myself cheering as one bad man went down and another one was on his way. I loved Jack’s sidekick that helped him get the justice his brother deserved. There are some wonderful supporting characters that came to mean a lot to me. There is no doubt that Jack wants revenge, but he also feels guilty for leaving his brother alone. He just lost his father and now it looks like he may lose his brother. It is a touching story with passion not only for his brother but for those that have been taken in and can’t get out. Jack is tough, but he has compassion, love and is truly a man who believes in honor and justice. The author throws in a touch of romance with a few twists. The characters are likable and believable, it would be hard to listen to this audio and not be taken in with the surprising spins and wonderful twists and turns. I set back with my heart in my throat a time or two. I also chuckled and laughed a few times as well as holding my breath, talking to the characters, and I am not ashamed to admit I did a little begging a time or two. I found myself saying oh this can’t be good, no I wouldn’t do that Jake, are you sure that is a good idea as well as do that again, hit him a little harder. Even had a few choice words for the bad guy. The ending was great a little surprising but wonderful what a great twist. Between the author and narrator I was totally hooked from the start loving every minute of a wonderful thrilling ride that I didn’t want to end. I see the author has book two out I do hope it will go into audio with this narrator. Bottom line it is a ride you don’t want to miss.

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Just the Type of Book I Love!!!

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I loved this book. The narration was excellent and the content and intrigue as well!!! I highly recommend listening!!!

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  • Norma Miles
  • 03-31-18

So macho, so big and tough.

A good introduction which really drew this reader into the story - two brothers, once close who has more of less lost touch with each other over the years, brought together again for their father's funeral, one married with a family, the other still single, and has worked all his life in the police, military or secret service, now with an independent 'security' company. They go hard drinking together in the bars that evening, get separated and, in the morning, the married brother doesn't come home. Great hopes for a really interesting mystery.
But no.. It turns, instead, into exactly what it says in the title: a novel of revenge. Or rather, a showcasing for serial small scale fist fights with some fun fire. Just not my cup of tea, especially with the main protagonist, Jack Devlin, being not the "good man ... in a very bad world," but one who puts lives at risk, apparently for his own enjoyment rather than to take revenge for his brother.

It is a compelling listen, just tedious in the very many fight scenes, and oh, so macho postering, and, frankly, unbelievable. Narrator, Alan Philip Orland, however, does a fine job with a clear, well articulated reading which matches the pace of the story, increasing speed slightly at times of fights or chases. He also gives good, individual voicing to all of the characters, ones appropriate to them, and even the Irish accents are reasonable. Overall, a good performance, but not even be was able to block my irritations.

My thanks to the rights holder for gifting me a complimentary copy of Justice for One at my request, via Audiobook Boom. I am sure that there will be many readers who would enjoy this style of book but for me it was too focused on male posturing and fighting, with endurance capabilities out of proportion to that which a human should be able to sustain. Unless he's Bruce Willis, of course.

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  • med c
  • 03-06-18

And Justice for One

And Justice for One. Tough guy investigator Devlin loses his brother during a night of heavy drinking after their father's wake. When his brother doesn't turn up the next day, Devlin begins to bring down his own brand of violent justice on anyone who was involved in whatever happened to his brother.