One Good Deed - David Baldacci

One Good Deed

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 4,090 Ratings)

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One Good Deed David Baldacci

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.

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Reviews

  • Disappointing

    1
    By aefgsdfgaedgbh
    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.
  • Excellent

    5
    By TDaleT
    The characters are believable and there is lots of action and sub plots that keep you turning pages looking for more!!! Enjoyed this book very much and intend to keep reading this author as long as he keeps writing.
  • Deed

    2
    By frclaw
    A poor showing for a talented writer. Most disappointing. I feel like I got robbed of $10.00
  • Dynamite

    5
    By JloopJ
    Another riveting, can’t put down book by the master, absolutely Dynamite,
  • Not up to Par for Baldacci

    1
    By post without one
    Poor writing. Repetitive plot / descriptions. Non- sensible plot and ending. Not what I expect from Baldacci, it was like he needed a quick pay day and got paid by the word.
  • Warning : may cause a loss of sleep

    4
    By Attyjones
    Found it by accident. Stayed up late two nights in a row reading. Sleep I do not regret losing. I really enjoy good thrillers/ mysteries and as a student of world war 2, I found the combination compelling. Being a lawyer, I enjoyed the courtroom scene at the end. A little icing on the cake.
  • Awesome Book - One Good Deed

    5
    By djaneben
    This book was so good that I read it in two days. Hopefully there will be another Archer book in the near future.
  • Derivative but enjoyable

    3
    By sjsbfgf
    I enjoyed the pacing and suspense of this book and the effective evocation of the post-war 40’s. But as one who has enjoyed many of David Baldacci’s books over the years I find myself asking why he need to copy Lee Child’s. One knight errant Army get with no middle name who gate off a bus and into trouble is sufficient.
  • One Good Deed

    4
    By sammbay
    I really, really enjoyed this book. A. Archer is a great character, flaws and all. Plot had me guessing right til the end. Just pre-ordered the next book extending Archer’s journey. Can’t wait to read it!
  • Great read!

    5
    By kendallb12
    Riveting storyline and likable characters make this a fast-paced read that will keep you guessing. Really enjoyed the author’s ability to capture the spirit of the post-WWII American south.

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