The Moving Target (Lew Archer Series #1)

The Moving Target (Lew Archer Series #1)

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by Ross Macdonald
     
 

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Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping.

As Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz

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Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping.

As Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz joints where you get beaten up between sets, The Moving Target blends sex, greed, and family hatred into an explosively readable crime novel.

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Library Journal
Published in 1949, 1961, and 1962, respectively, these three titles find gumshoe Lew Archer up to his neck in murder, kidnapping, and blackmailjust another day at the office. This is hard-boiled detective writing at the top of its form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375701467
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Lew Archer Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
221,550
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.54(d)

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