One Good Deed

One Good Deed

by David Baldacci

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable new character: Archer, a straight-talking former World War II soldier fresh out of prison for a crime he didn't commit.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538750551
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9
File size: 728 KB

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at and his foundation at


Northern Virginia

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Richmond, VIrginia


B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986

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One Good Deed 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous 24 days ago
interesting characters populate this story. slowly building start works up to an exciting end. another great ball. another great Baldacci read.
Anonymous 24 days ago
This book as a far cry from what I had expected from Baldacci. I like his new character--Archer--who is trying to rebuild his life after serving in WW II and spending time in prison for a crime he did not commit. He nails the time period with respect to how women were thought of. As usual, his characters are well developed and we get to know them. However, I did feel there was a more "formula" aspect in this novel than his past ones. I still enjoyed this book very much and will look forward to the continuation of this series.
Anonymous 25 days ago
When I purchased this e book there were no reviews listed. There was no description or over view of the book. At first I was disappionted that this story takes place during the late 1940's/1950's. I prefer stories about current times. I kept with this book as I liked the main character. As the story progressed I was liking the book more and more. Great twists and turns. I was not able to figure out the "who done it". This was definitly an enjoyable read.
Anonymous 22 days ago
He really outdid himself with this one! I loved it. This will hopefully have a sequel I love Archer
Anonymous 25 days ago
Never disappointed. Enjoyed the ride...loved the characters.
Anonymous 16 days ago
Once again the author wrote a suspenseful novel with lots of insight to the world.
Anonymous 17 days ago
What a great book...couldn't put it down. Let's hope that DB writes more of the adventures of Archer.
Anonymous 18 days ago
great new character, hope to see more of Archer
Anonymous 22 days ago
Baldacci's best yet!
Anonymous 24 days ago
Very refreshing and extremely well written
Anonymous 26 days ago
DB has done it again! A great read with a great new protagonist ... Buy or borrow...just read it!
Anonymous 11 days ago
Started reading and then couldn't put it down. Could not go to bed until I finished the story. I am mature and loved reminiscing about the 40s.
Anonymous 12 days ago
With a great name
Anonymous 13 days ago
Takes you on quite a ride.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Good post world war 2 story. Ex solder and then ex con drifts into town. Meets a bunch of different characters. One thing leads to another and he winds up accused of murder and has to stand trial for it. Really a interesting story and great main character.Loved the ending.
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Anonymous 20 days ago
Loved all the twists and turns.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Enjoyed the story that kept me guessing til the end!
Anonymous 21 days ago
Because the story seemed to be moving very slowly. I decided that I had been reading a lot of books lately that were short and had to move along. The only redeeming character in this book was Aloysius Archer, even though he lied and took things he shouldn't have. The courtroom scene was like a Perry Mason novel. The book is very good.
Anonymous 22 hours ago
Great read. Love the twist and turn of the story.
M4Moe 22 hours ago
I have read all his books and loved them except this one, I was very disappointed with the story line, it was too different for a Baldacci novel, I did not finish it, which is a rarity for me.
Anonymous 3 days ago
very good and fast moving
Anonymous 3 days ago
The character development shallow, current venacular incongruant with 1940's era, repetative dialogue - found myself not caring what happened - Baldacci is one of my favorite authors but this didn't measure up to his high standards - will keep reading his great books but not this new characture
Anonymous 4 days ago
Reading One Good Deed, I felt like I lived in the dusty little town of Poca City and knew each character. Loved Aloyisus Archer and look forward to a new, great shamus! Mr. Baldacci NEVER disappoints!
HoosierBookLover 5 days ago
I love Baldaccis's books, but this one was a major disappointment. The plot was thin. The characters weren't interesting at all. I hope Archer isn't a reoccurring character.