A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man

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Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.

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 if you’re hard-working, lucky, 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.

Title:A Gambling Man
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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    A Gambling Man Reviews

  • Paromjit

    David Baldacci impresses with this stylish, historical crime, Chandleresque sequel to One Good Deed featuring war veteran Aloysius Archer, an innocent man who has spent time in prison, and after event...

  • Kay

    3.5⭐Book two is slightly better than the first one, One Good Deed, which I gave 3 stars. It's an enjoyable book because I like Aloysius Archer. Baldacci knows how to create great leads. The ambient ...

  • Phrynne

    This is proving a difficult review to write. I am already on to my second cup of coffee just thinking about what I want to say. I will have to resort to listing what I liked and what I did not like an...

  • Barbara

    On a long road trip, my husband and I listened to the audible production of “A Gambling Man” by David Baldacci, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Brittany Pressley. The production of the novel is ...

  • Tim

    A decent beginning is wasted by this nonsensical plot and story. 1 of 10 stars ...

  • Matt

    There’s something about David Baldacci and his writing that has me intrigued whenever I grab for one of his books. Always keen to depict a wonderful piece of sleuthing, Baldacci has a knack for brin...

  • Louise Wilson

    Archer #2The 1950's are on the horizon and Aloysius Archer is in a dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins a long journey to California ...

  • Gary

    Every time I read a David Baldacci novel I promise myself I will read more of his books. He is an excellent author and really do want to read more of his books. This is the second book in the ‘Arche...

  • Mandy White (mandylovestoread)

    David Baldacci never disappoints with his well executed plotlines and intriguing characters. Aloysius Archer is an character that draws you in with his gentlemanly actions and sense of what is right. ...

  • Arna

    Historical fiction + Crime, my new favourite! 🕵🏼‍♂️🌟🌟🌟🌟I love a good thriller but I admittedly don’t usually read a lot of crime fiction but that is about to change because I...