Our Justice (John J. Cannon Series, #3) by John W. Howell



The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

The terrorist leader and financier Matt Jacobs has figured out a way to eliminate the President. He believes he has come up with the ultimate weapon and needs help in getting close enough to the president to use it. He is relying on John Cannon’s stature as a hero to help him carry it off by providing the entry into the Oval Office. When confronted by Matt, John finds himself walking the fine line of pretending to help Matt while trying to figure out a countermeasure to the plan.

The action begins with John fearing for his life. John is forced to run from his house to avoid a killer. Clearly, whoever is trying to get him has a mission to accomplish, and the elimination of John is at the top of the to-do list. One survival does not a story make and the quest to thrive takes John and his love, Stephanie from the beaches of Port Aransas to West Virginia and finally to Matt Jacob’s corporate headquarters at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. There John finally understands what he needs to do to protect Stephanie and him from further mayhem. He chooses a path that takes him to the ultimate test while jeopardizing those he loves.

The third book in the John J. Cannon Trilogy brings together two strong wills for a showdown. The question to be answered is who will feel the satisfaction that the achievement of justice delivers? John, Matt or neither?

Genre(s): Thriller & Suspense, Mystery
Series: John J. Cannon Series, #3
Length: 284 pages
Release date: 2016-09-23


“You’re preaching to the choir, John. I’m kind of glad I was de-activated from the FBI and am a simple small town police chief again. I don’t have to deal with this whole thing anymore.”

“Lucky you. I still have to appear as a prosecution witness. Also let’s not forget that Jacobs is still on the loose, so he could still be interested in seeing me dead. I’m sure that when he got wind of the fact his little plan to discredit the US backfired, he started making a plan to get even.”

My Opinion

This book begins with John J. Cannon, finally back in Port Aransas, organising repairs of his home and car. It doesn’t take long until he has to run – again.

With Our Justice, John W. Howell has created the thrilling finale of his fast/steady-paced thriller trilogy with a quite normal protagonist who still does not see himself as a hero. John J. Cannon and Ned are very likeable characters; as their friendship grows, so does the reader’s friendship with them. The story comprises a variety of craftily elaborated characters with depth and interesting interactions until the last page. I had a great time reading Our Justice – it is a very intriguing and intense read; it turned me into an invisible ally and/or friend of the believable protagonist. I was drawn into the story right away, cheering John on. In these days, some of the situations make you think; similar stuff might happen.

This is for you if you like steady-paced thrillers, interesting and complex characters, series, thoroughly researched matters, and – food for thought.

A compelling and remarkable thriller – a worthy finale for John W. Howell’s memorable trilogy.

Highly recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast, steady
POV First person – present tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence 😳
Sexual content :mrgreen: –  😳


About the author

John’s main interests are reading and writing. He turned to writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive career in business. John writes thriller fiction novels and has a number of short stories published in various on-line magazines. One of his short stories has been recognized by Writers Digest in the Popular Fiction Writing contest. His novel, My GRL published by Martin Sisters Publishing and is the first of many exciting adventures of the book’s central character John J. Cannon. The second, His Revenge published by Keewaydin Lane Books is now available in Paperback and Kindle formats.

John lives on Mustang Island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of south Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.


Connect with the Author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Our Justice?  Or – if you did not yet read Our Justice – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

Book review:  My GRL  (John J. Cannon Series, #1)

Book review:  His Revenge  (John J. Cannon Series, #2)

10 Statements – John W. Howell





30 thoughts on “Our Justice (John J. Cannon Series, #3) by John W. Howell

  1. Pingback: Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell #BookReview @HowellWave – My train of thoughts on…

  2. I was really impressed with such accolades and high marks on this book, Karen. Thanks for such a stellar review! I am intrigued by a few of your specific comments. 🙂
    John, I have read another review of your book, either on Jill’s or Annika’s blog. This one was terrific!
    I usually jot down books so I don’t order but fill out library requisition forms. This allows me to borrow a hard copy rather than ebooks or Kindle. Then someone else gets a chance to read the book. 🙂

    • Thank you very much for your kind feedback, Robin. 🙂
      John J. Cannon seems to be my ‘Character of the year’; even if you like many protagonists – there is always a character well deserving my praise.

  3. This is a wonderful review, Karen. Our Justice earned a 5-Star review from me as well. It is a book I encourage all to read. Well written and superbly crafted.

  4. Wow – sounds awesome – I prefer to avoid sexual
    Content in what we read – but wow does this books sound awesome and john seems like a gifted writer – this one might be a must read – keep you posted

    • Well… There are no specific scenes. This smiley combination indicates some mentions; definitely no showstopper for readers who avoid sexual content.
      I highly recommend this trilogy. It is expertly crafted, well researched, and comprises believable characters.

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