The Moving Target

The Moving Target Cover

The Moving Target

By Ross MacDonald

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Paperback, 9780375701467, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 1998


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

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