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A Gambling Man

(2021)
(The second book in the Aloysius Archer series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Great character, great story, great portrait of an era." - Bill Clinton


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April 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer series)
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN: 1-5290-6177-6 / 978-1-5290-6177-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer)
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN: 1-5387-1964-9 / 978-1-5387-1964-0 (USA edition)
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April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Gambling Man (An Archer Novel)
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN: 1-5387-1967-3 / 978-1-5387-1967-1 (USA edition)
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Title: A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer series)
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN: 1-5290-6180-6 / 978-1-5290-6180-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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September 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Gambling Man (An Archer Novel)
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ISBN: 1-5387-1968-1 / 978-1-5387-1968-8 (USA edition)
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April 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gambling Man
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March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Gambling Man: Aloysius Archer Book 2
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN: 1-5290-6178-4 / 978-1-5290-6178-9 (UK edition)
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April 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Gambling Man
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN: 1-5491-6057-5 / 978-1-5491-6057-8 (USA edition)
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April 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Gambling Man (The Archer Novels)
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN: 1-5491-1082-9 / 978-1-5491-1082-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Gambling Man: Library Edition (The Archer Novels)
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN: 1-5491-1081-0 / 978-1-5491-1081-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Gambling Man
Author(s): David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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April 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Gambling Man
Author(s): David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Gambling Man: Aloysius Archer Series
Author(s): David Baldacci
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   


April 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Gambling Man: Aloysius Archer Series
Author(s): David Baldacci
Publisher: Macmillan
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April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Gambling Man: Aloysius Archer Series
Author(s): David Baldacci
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


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Title: A Gambling Man (An Archer Novel Book 2)
Author(s): David Baldacci
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April 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer series Book 2)
Author(s): David Baldacci
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 2021 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: A Gambling Man: Aloysius Archer Book 2
Author(s): David Baldacci
Publisher: Macmillan
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