David Baldacci to Release New Thriller Set During World War II this Summer (with Details)

This summer, #1 bestselling author David Baldacci will release One Good Deed, a new thriller set during the World War II-era, which is slated to come out on July 23, 2019. 

Baldacci, who remains one of the busiest authors in publishing, will drop his fifth Amos Decker novel, Redemption, on April 16th, and he’s said to have another book coming out this fall. One Good Deed will introduce readers to former WWII soldier Aloysius Archer and follows an interesting trend from the author who, though he already has several—Amos Decker, John Puller, Will Robie, etc.—bestselling franchises to his name, and yet continues to create new protagonists, including last year’s leady lady Atlee Pine, who starred in Long Road to Mercy

Turning to historical fiction marks a change for Baldacci, whose recent series are all set in the present day—but does follow an overall trend that’s seen several prominent authors try their hand at setting books in the past. Perhaps most notably, Andrew Gross left the mystery scene behind for the historical fiction genre several years back when he released The One Man (2016) while others, meanwhile, such as Lisa Scottoline, are said to be gearing up to release their first attempt as well. 

Check out the plot details and cover art below. 


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The #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduced a new, unforgettable character: 

Archer, a straight-talking former World War II Soldier fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit. 

It’s 1949. When World War II veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole. 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: collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman.

Soon Archer finds out that recouping the debt won’t be so easy, and when a murder takes place right under Archer’s nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict and Archer realizes that this murder could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn’t use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer himself. 



David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

Fans excited to get their hands on One Good Deed can pre-order David Baldacci’s forthcoming new thriller here or anywhere else books are sold.



Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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