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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Arlington Public Library FIC BAL (Text) 37812000176102 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 07/25/2019 Available -
Athena Public Library FIC BAL (Text) 37813000174287 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/05/2019 Available -
Baker Haines Branch BALDACCI (David) (Text) 37814003471308 FICTION - NEW Book None 07/17/2019 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Baldacci, D (Text) 35178001758898 Adult Fiction Book None 07/31/2019 Checked out 03/23/2021
Echo Public Library HC FIC Baldacci (Text) 37826000221858 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/31/2019 Available -
Elgin Public Library Baldacci David O54 (Text) 37827000290299 Adult Fiction Book None 08/14/2019 Available -
Enterprise Public Library FIC Baldacci (Text) 30001000311730 Adult Fiction Book None 08/13/2019 Checked out 03/09/2021
Fossil City Library FIC BAL (Text) 37830000064847 Adult Fiction Book None 10/22/2019 Available -
Grant County Library AF BALDACCI (Text) 37845000539275 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_6months 08/01/2019 Available -
Harney County Library FIC BALDA (Text) 37720000590307 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/13/2019 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538750568
  • ISBN: 1538750562
  • Physical Description: 422 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Ex-convicts > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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