One Good Deed

One Good Deed

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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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781538750568
Branch Call Number: FIC BALDACCI, DAVID
Characteristics: 422 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 1 good deed


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Jul 17, 2019

Perhaps the person not wanting to handle books “mishandled” by others does not understand the concept of a library. They are to lend books. To have every book this person wants to be available as an eBook would place a strain on resources. Maybe this person could wear disposable gloves when handling the books.

Or you can buy your own eBooks through Amazon or a similar service.

Note: if you buy a book in a store, I am sure that it has been picked up by others looking at it, not to mention any staff unpacking and stocking the shelves and, of course the person who scans the book at the register, takes your money (germ-city on currency/in wallets) and places it in a bag.

Absolutely ridiculous to demand that the library order this book as an eBook as soon as possible. You are only one person...maybe I don’t like how you “mishandle” books.

Jun 27, 2019

I’ve been reading library books for 70 years. I doubt I’ve contracted a single disease from any library book. E books are great and I read them too. But there’s nothing like holding a book in your hands.

Jun 24, 2019

Please order the eBook as soon as possible. In this age of germaphobia and dearth of personal hygiene, I prefer not to handle books that have been mishandled by others.


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