I've been looking through the new sales on at Barnes & Noble and found One Good Dead by David Baldacci. It sounds like quite the thriller. David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable new character: a former WW2 soldier fresh out of prison for a crime he did not commit. That greatly intrigues me!
As stated on the Barnes and Noble website, the summary for One Good Deed is:
"It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a shortlist 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."
If anyone else is interested in checking out the book One Good Deed by David Baldacci, please click the image up above! It is currently on sale for 40% off!
- 40% off!
- From a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
- Post-WW2 is such an interesting time for me, I love reading novels themed around it
I can't wait to read this novel!