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  • 3 of 29 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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19 current holds with 29 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library Fic BAL (Text) 35141000232307 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538750568
  • 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."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Parolees > Fiction.
Ex-convicts > Fiction.
False imprisonment > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Veterans > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
United States > History > 1945- > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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