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The Moving Target Audiobook

The Moving Target: A Lew Archer Novel

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

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

More mayhem? Try our other Lew Archer mysteries.

©1977 John Ross Macdonald; (P)2001 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    "A good, not great start to a terrific series."

    Lew Archer is one of the great noir LA detectives. This books starts him out on his journey, seeing the corrupt moneyed culture of Los Angeles circa 1950's. He is certainly up there with Phillip Marlowe and Sam Spade (and a lot more stories). A good beginning. Well read.

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    Surprising in many ways. I have long enjoyed Noir Gumshoe Detective novels such as those written by Hammett and Chandler. Ross MacDonald joined their ranks for style and storytelling, the only thing missing from this first novel is the brilliant dialogue, though MacDonald has a poetic way of setting a scene.

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    "I loved reading Ross MacDonald"

    and I love listening to Tom Parker reading! the only challenge is that the plot has a lot of intertwining lines and characters that can be a little hard to follow in the audio format.

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