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Prince Rupert Library APb Bald (Text) 33294002091775 Paperbacks - Adult Volume hold Checked out 2020-10-31

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  • ISBN: 9781538750544
  • ISBN: 1538750546
  • Physical Description: 477 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: First premium mass market edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.

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General Note: Includes an excerpt from Walk the wire.
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.
Subject: Ex-convicts -- Fiction
Veterans -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
United States -- History -- 1945- -- Fiction
Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.
Paperbacks.

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