One Good Deed

One Good Deed

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.

Title:One Good Deed
Edition Language:English
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    One Good Deed Reviews

  • Paromjit

    David Baldacci ventures into historical crime fiction with style with his new protagonist, Aloysius Archer, set in 1949 in the drought stricken small Southern Poca City. It begins with Archer being re...

  • Jim Fonseca

    DNF – did not finish so I did not give it a rating.This book was a gift; I don’t usually read NYT best-seller thrillers – not my genre.World War II veteran Archer has just been released from pri...

  • Phrynne

    In One Good Deed Baldacci takes us back to 1949 and the town of Poca City, USA. Historical mystery no less! Is this a new direction for this author? And is this going to be a new series? I hope so bec...

  • David Putnam

    When I heard the premise of this novel I really wanted to read it. I looked forward to it. When it finally arrived in the mail I put all other books aside. The book was everything I hoped for. The his...

  • Tim

    This story is a complete and thorough literary waste. 0 of 10 stars...

  • Matt

    In his latest standalone thriller, David Baldacci captivates readers while taking them on a voyage back in time. It’s 1949 and the War is over, as is the short time Aloysius Archer has spent in pris...

  • Gary

    I really enjoyed this stand alone by author David Baldacci an d it made me realise I really must read more of his work soon. Nicely written and the 640 pages flew by as I enjoyed the twists and turns ...

  • Faith

    This was my first experience with this author but, since this book is either a standalone or the start of a new series, I thought it was safe to begin here. Based on this book I am not interested in r...

  • Jean

    I have read David Baldacci’s books off and on over the years. I discovered this book’s writing style is a bit different than his usual writing style.The story is a historical fiction set in 1949 i...

  • Louise Wilson

    Aloysius Archer has been released from prison, for a crime he did not commit, and sent out of the of the way to a southern town to await his parole. He's only been there for twenty four hours and he's...