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A gambling man

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made for someone who's hard-working, lucky, a criminal, or all three. Along the way, Archer stops in Reno, where a stroke of fortune delivers him a wad of cash and an eye-popping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Novels
Thrillers (Fiction)
Named Person: Aloysius Archer, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Baldacci
ISBN: 9781538719671 1538719673 9781538719640 1538719649
OCLC Number: 1230230424
Notes: Series information from www.goodreads.com.
Description: 438 pages ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: David Baldacci.

Abstract:

The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made for someone who's hard-working, lucky, a criminal, or all three. Along the way, Archer stops in Reno, where a stroke of fortune delivers him a wad of cash and an eye-popping blood-red 1939 Delahaye convertible, plus a companion for the final leg of the journey, an aspiring actress named Liberty Callahan who is planning to try her luck in Hollywood. But when the two arrive in Bay Town, California, Archer quickly discovers that the hordes of people who flocked there seeking fame and fortune landed in a false paradise that instead caters to their worst addictions and fears. Archer's first stop is a P.I. office where he is hoping to apprentice with a legendary private eye and former FBI agent named Willie Dash. He lands the job, and immediately finds himself in the thick of a potential scandal: a blackmail case involving a wealthy well-connected politician running for mayor that soon spins into something even more sinister. As bodies begin falling, Archer and Dash must infiltrate the world of brothels, gambling dens, drug operations, and long-hidden secrets, descending into the rotten bones of a corrupt town that is selling itself as the promised land-but might actually be the road to perdition, and Archer's final resting place.

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