Suddenly, Lew finds himself drawn into a web of family complications and masked brutalities stretching back 50 years, through a world where money talks or buys silence, where social prominence is a murderous weapon, where, behind the plausible facades of homes not quite broken but badly bent, a heritage of lies and evasions pushes troubled men and women deeper into trouble. And as he pursues the Chantry portrait, and the larger mystery of Richard Chantry, Archer himself is shaken as never before, by a woman.
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©1996 Margaret Millar Charitable Remainder Trust; (P)1996 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"[The] American private eye, immortalized by Hammett, refined by Chandler, [is] brought to its zenith by Macdonald." (New York Times Book Review)
"Tom Parker shows his talent as he captures the emotions of Archer, as well as the secondary characters, while maintaining the tempo of the story." (AudioFile)
20 years ago I was introduced to Ross McDonald and have read every book he wrote. It is a great pleasure to listen to his fine work. The reader does a fantastic job getting all of the emotions through to you. This book is one you can't stop listing to until it over.
I did enjoy listening to this but sometimes I had to really think about the characters and where they fit together. Good ending.
While investigating an implausible and unbelievable morass of human deceit and depravity spanning generation in the world of art, our hero falls in love with a young lady journalist whose pluck and intelligence match his own! This a worthy final entry for Ross Macdonald's legendary private detective.
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