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Sleeping Beauty Audiobook

Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty plunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. He becomes involved with three generations of the imposing Lennox family whose offshore oil platform caused the spill; and whose young heiress, glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach -- clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms -- has disappeared. While on her trail Archer finds himself journeying into a horrendous past, into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity -- between husbands and wives, parents and children, friends, dependents, duty, and ultimately to the earth itself.

©1973 by Ross Macdonald; (P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"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)

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