A Gambling Man - David Baldacci

A Gambling Man

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date - Published: 2021-04-20
  • Book Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Author: David Baldacci
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 3,121 Ratings)

A Gambling Man David Baldacci read online review & book description:

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

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Posted Reviews

  • A Gambling Man

    3
    By olddue1
    It is a great trip down memory lane and a page turner. The characters were vivid, mostly and relatable. The plot is rather contrived . It was really enjoyable .
  • Balduci

    5
    By mr242325
    Great book
  • A gambling man

    5
    By PattyCake68
    Good Read.
  • Another winner by Baldacci

    5
    By Shorty 414
    Couldn’t put it down but that’s all of Baldacci’s books for me!
  • Great read

    5
    By kmeyer430
    Enjoyed every chapter!
  • Great Read

    5
    By WayOverTheHill
    Brings back memories of the 40’s and 50’s detective novels. Maybe you have to be of an age to truly appreciate it. Archer is a cross between face smasher and female magnet Mike Hammer by Mickey Spillane and a collection of more cerebral characters of the time. Can’t wait for the next one.
  • Riveting

    5
    By JloopJ
    Fast paced, thoroughly entertaining and riveting.
  • Another great read

    5
    By kaaldy
    The master story teller does it yet again. Thanks for the great read
  • Blah

    2
    By JeffKBS
    I really wanted to like it but I feel like Baldacci has fallen off. Enjoyed the characters but the story became trite, campy, and a bit implausible. Glad to be finished.
  • Not his best work and I have read them all

    2
    By Propertylover
    Not his best. Predictable dialogue will make you roll your eyes sometimes. But I got through it so that’s a positive

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