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Dream Town (Private Investigator Archer Book 3)

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It captures the ambiance of 1950s America, with its nostalgic undertones making it a truly enjoyable tale with a five star rating and the promise of more tales to come. Last year, Baldacci brought Archer back for his second outing – “A Gambling Man” – which continued his journey into California during 1950 and solving another mystery. He connects his plot, characters, and style together like the lyrics of a good Eagles hit song that you just sing along with and get lost in the music. But personally, I enjoyed the first one in the series more because it was a small-town mystery in the midwest. David Baldacci books are always written in a particular way which brings out the best of thriller and suspense aspects of a particular plot.

When she learns that Archer’s a PI she hires him because she believes she’s being stalked and feels her life’s under threat. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.All roads seem to lead Archer back to one very significant place, and with that comes a true sense of threat and an escalation in pacing and tension that brings Archer as close to a permanent ending as any man might ever wish, or not, to come. We learn about Kate’s possibly stalling career and Leo’s plan to apply to acting schools against his mother’s wishes. It’s a very deadly game, with corruption, fear and violence at the heart, as well as perhaps the root of all evil – pure unadulterated greed. As the novel concludes, we find Dash informing Archer that he is now ready to stand on his own two feet, this leads him to establish his own PI agency in LA. A tasty, if not always tasteful, tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.

Though he isn't present in every scene, he conveys each piece of the story leading up to the murder as if he were an omniscient narrator, capable of accessing every character's interior perspective. This was already my favorite of Baldacci's recurring series, and Dream Town only reinforces that, in large part because of Baldacci's brilliance in stitching his story across a tapestry of a bygone era of movie magic with a dark side. He has an almost effortless, rhythmic writing style that involves the James Patterson short chapter approach to move the plot forward. It doesn’t take long for the job to take a turn for the bizarre when Archer finds a man murdered in Lamb’s house and, to top it off, Lamb has disappeared off the face of the planet.To make matters worse there is no sign of Lamb and he is now hired by one of Eleanor’s friends to investigate her disappearance. Bill Clinton on One Good Deed One Good Deed represents David Baldacci’s move into historical crime with a new character, ex-jailbird Aloysius Archer . Archer learns a little more about Lamb and her past, which includes rubbing elbows with some of the darker characters in town.

Archer suspects that Eleanor knows more than she's saying, but before he can officially take on her case, a dead body turns up inside of Eleanor's home .Indeed, the novel does double duty as a survival manual, packed full of good advice—for instance, try not to get wounded, for “injury turns you from a giver to a taker. The book shines a light on the darker side of Hollywood and fame during that time period, particularly the studio contracts that used to bind actors to studios and dictate pretty much their whole life, which I've read about in other books and was pretty awful to women. David published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; the feature film adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star.

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