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  • 1 of 6 copies available at Blair County Library System.

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7 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Altoona Area Public Library F BAL (Text) 33240004895739 AAPL Transportation Center Checked Out 06/15/2021
Claysburg Area Public Library F Bal (Text) 10CLA00099432S Adult Fiction Recently Returned -
Hollidaysburg Area Public Library F Bal 2021 (Text) 10HOL000466867 Adult New Fiction Checked Out 07/01/2021
Martinsburg Community Library F Bal (Text) 1OMAR00088840Q Adult Fiction New Books On Holds Shelf -
  In memory of Ralph G. Summers from the Martinsburg High School Class of 1948
Roaring Spring Community Library F BAL (Text) 1OROA004053807 Adult Fiction Checked Out 07/05/2021
 : In Memory of William Baird by Roaring Spring American Legion Murry Appleman Post 147 [ clg @ BC_ROA ]
Tyrone-Snyder Public Library F Bald (Text) 1OTYR00050899H Adult Fiction New Book On Holds Shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9781538719671
  • ISBN: 1538719673
  • Physical Description: 438 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.

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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 for someone who's hard-working, lucky, a 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.
Subject: Archer, Aloysius (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Ex-convicts > Fiction.
Extortion > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
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