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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 ingredients of One Good Deed. A gripping page-turner for all those who love mystery, crime, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie from one of the world's favourite 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.
PRAISE FOR DAVID BALDACCI:
‘A mile-a-minute read that proves once again why David Baldacci has readers the world over flocking for more’ Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry
‘Alternately chilling, poignant, and always heart-poundingly suspenseful’ Scott Turow, Sunday Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent
‘David Baldacci is one of the all-time best thriller authors’ Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
‘A multi-layered protagonist; a plot as deep and twisty as the setting’ Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author
‘Baldacci excels as a storyteller when it comes to FBI agents with baggage. He also knows how to craft a complex and compelling case for his stellar heroes to solve’ Daily Mail
‘Baldacci inhabits the skin of his creations – tripping us up with unexpected empathy and subtle identification’ Sunday Express