One Good Deed - Aloysius Archer series (Hardback)David Baldacci (author)
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Murder and family secrets, a touch of romance and deeply-felt revenge - with the twist of all twists - make up the perfect page-turning thriller, One Good Deed.
For all those who love mystery, crime, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie from one of the world's bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci.
In 1949, Aloysius Archer arrives in the dusty Southern town of Poca City. He has nothing but a handful of dollars, the clothes he's wearing and an appointment with his new parole officer. After his wartime experiences in Italy and a prison sentence for a crime he didn't commit, Archer is looking for a fresh start and a peaceful life.
On his first night of freedom, Archer meets local business tycoon Hank Pittleman, who promises Archer handsome compensation to work as his debt collector. Yet Archer takes on more than he bargains for, as he becomes embroiled in a long-running feud between the drought-struck town's most dangerous residents. When one of them dies, the authorities label Archer as their number one suspect.
A bloody game is being played above and below the law. Everybody playing has a deeply buried secret, and Archer must uncover them all - if he's to avoid going back behind bars.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 696 g
Dimensions: 243 x 163 x 43 mm
One Good Deed represents David Baldacci's move into historical crime with a new character, ex- jailbird Aloysius Archer . . . Unsurprisingly, the talented Baldacci proves to be as adept in this new venture as he is in his contemporary-set novels * Financial Times *
A fast-paced investigation with dark secrets, unexpected twists, well-drawn characters and an intriguing plot * Candis Magazine *
A mile-a-minute read that proves once again why David Baldacci has readers the world over flocking for more -- Jane Harper, bestselling author of The Dry
Alternately chilling, poignant, and always heart-poundingly suspenseful -- Scott Turow
David Baldacci is one of the all-time best thriller authors -- Lisa Gardner
A multi-layered protagonist; a plot as deep and twisty as the setting -- Kathy Reichs
Mystery and suspense surround a fabulous new character in an enticing, engaging thriller that does not disappoint * Live and Deadly *
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A lively paced thriller with plenty of twists and turns. If you’re a fan of Jack Reacher, you’ll appreciate the virtues of Aloysius Archer.
Very lightweight for such a well known author. The characters are one dimensional and the story not very believable. No real depth to the book at all.
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