Sleeping Beautyplunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. Trouble arises in the form of 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 heiressglimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach, clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her armshas 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.
- 01 Jan 2008
- Adapted ed.