Sleeping Beauty: A Lew Archer Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: July 2008
Duration: 7 hours 40 minutes
Sleeping Beauty plunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. Ross Macdonald's masterful tale leads his investigator into a load of trouble involving ransom, a lethal dose of Nembutal, the death of a stranger found floating off shore, and three generations of the imposing Lennox family, whose offshore oil platform caused the spill.The young Lennox heiress-glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach, clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms-has disappeared, and while on her trail, Archer finds himself journeying into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity.
"Not since the novels of Nathaniel West has the theme of American innocence grinding to a stop at the polluted waters of the Pacific so consistently reverberated through a body of writing."-Detroit News