One Good Deed

One Good Deed

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Overview

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: 9781549151941
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 15,846
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 5.85(h) x 1.55(d)

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 DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.

Hometown:

Northern Virginia

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Richmond, VIrginia

Education:

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

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One Good Deed 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
Once again the author wrote a suspenseful novel with lots of insight to the world.
Anonymous 9 months ago
interesting characters populate this story. slowly building start works up to an exciting end. another great ball. another great Baldacci read.
Anonymous 9 months ago
He really outdid himself with this one! I loved it. This will hopefully have a sequel I love Archer
Anonymous 9 months ago
it's a good story, depicting the fifties. my dad was in the service so I related to most of the story. he was a heavy smoker and drinker, my mom a housewife. that part of the story was almost as compelling as the mystery itself. Thanks for another good read.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Very refreshing and extremely well written
Anonymous 10 months ago
Never disappointed. Enjoyed the ride...loved the characters.
Anonymous 10 months ago
DB has done it again! A great read with a great new protagonist ... Buy or borrow...just read it!
Anonymous 9 months 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.
Anonymous 9 months ago
What a great book...couldn't put it down. Let's hope that DB writes more of the adventures of Archer.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Baldacci's best yet!
Anonymous 8 months ago
well developed plot! once you start reading it becomes very difficult to put down!! looking forward to another archer book !
Anonymous 8 months ago
I enjoyed this book a lot, it started out a bit slowly, but then took off with a series of events and characters that were interesting and believable... A great snapshot of post-war, small town USA. Really a great read, kept me interested to the end. I hope this is the beginning of another great series!
Anonymous 8 months 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 8 months ago
With a great name
Anonymous 9 months ago
quite+surprising+story.+well+done
Anonymous 9 months ago
great new character, hope to see more of Archer
Anonymous 9 months ago
Loved all the twists and turns.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Enjoyed the story that kept me guessing til the end!
Anonymous 9 months 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 4 months ago
Mr.+Baldacci++does+an+outstanding++job++of++developing++the+characters++and+setting.+He+truly++takes+the+reader+back+to+a+small+town+a+few+years+after+WW+II%2C+then+populates+the+pages+with+interesting++and++believable++characters.+Add+to+that+a+plot+with+many+twists+and+turns+along+with+a+bombshell++ending+and+you+have+a+five+star+book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Excellent read. Post World War II timeframe is compelling.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Once again I am captivated by a Baldacci character study and brilliant story line...can't wait for the next installment of the Archer series!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Another great read. Captivating characters and story line, Leaves you wanting more 'Archer'.