One Good Deed One Good Deed
Book 1 - An Archer Novel

One Good Deed

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Publisher Description

In this fast-paced historical thriller, the #1 New York Times bestselling author introduces Archer, a WWII veteran forced to investigate a small-town murder -- or risk returning to prison.
It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do's and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't drink alcohol, do get a job -- and don't ever associate with loose women.

The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer's years serving in the war or his time in jail. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment -- and a stiff drink -- leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman.

Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won't be so easy. The indebted man has a furious grudge against Hank and refuses to pay; Hank's clever mistress has her own designs on Archer; and both Hank and Archer's stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him.

When a murder takes place right under Archer's nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict, and Archer realizes that the crime could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn't use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
July 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grand Central Publishing
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

olddue1 ,

One Good Deed

This is an interesting book when viewed as a practice run by the author in creating a new character. The old time noir tone is a bit forced especially when used in the context of modern feminism. Very clever really. The later books in this series were smoother. The WW Two veteran story line a bit overdone

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Disappointing

I used to read Baldacci’s books as soon as they were released. I was a huge fan. However I can’t even finish reading this one. The dialog with the women just makes me cringe. Very disappointing.

frclaw ,

Deed

A poor showing for a talented writer. Most disappointing. I feel like I got robbed of $10.00

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