One Good Man is a gritty, hard-boiled tale unfolding on the planks of the strikingly different boardwalks of Atlantic City and Ocean City, New Jersey. Joe Kontos, a worn-out music icon, travels up and down the famous coastline looking for answers only to find that his life story is being drawn by a crayon box full of colorful and dangerous characters.
From his Doo Wop days, through gigs as the lead singer in countless bar bands, and finally as a beloved oldies DJ, Jersey Shore Joe has epitomized the carefree lifestyle of America’s beach playground. After four decades on the Shore’s music scene, Joe finally hits his personal wall of despair.
In an effort to find himself and retire beyond music Joe downsizes his life and retreats to the safest, quietest place he can imagine—the wholesome, and alcohol-free family resort of Ocean City. In an act of late-middle-aged rebellious desperation Joe believes he is escaping the seediness of Atlantic City’s famed boards by seeking peace and security in G rated Ocean City. However, it is not tranquility that Joe finds. Instead, a cleverly disguised evil entraps Joe, luring him back to Atlantic City and the grimy side of life.
The people and answers Joe finds are as troubling as they are real, as he learns that “the kindly stuff right in front of you can eat your soul.”
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