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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series #7) - Ross Macdonald
The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series #7)
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Hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Arriving in the sleepy town of Purissima, Archer discovers that orange groves may be where... show more
Hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Arriving in the sleepy town of Purissima, Archer discovers that orange groves may be where the Hallmans made their mint, but they’ve has been investing heavily in political intimidation and police brutality to shore up their rancid wealth. However, after years of dastardly double-crossing and low down dirty-dealing, the family seem to be on the receiving end of a karmic death-blow. With two dead already and another consigned to the nuthouse, Archer races to crack the secret before another Hallman lands on the slab.Murder, madness and greed grace The Doomsters, where a tony façade masks the rot and corruption within.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780307279040 (0307279049)
ASIN: 9780307279040
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages no: 251
Edition language: English
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Gene
Gene rated it
3.0 The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series #7)
Lew Archer became involved with a mentally disturbed guy from a wealthy family. Violence followed latter whenever he showed up, but Archer strongly suspected it is not his fault, so the detective decided to interfere. Violence escalated. My biggest and the only question about this installment is, "W...
AC
AC rated it
Beach week starting -- I've been reading these in sequence. Macdonald has said that The Doomsters was his breakthrough book -- the one where he stopped simply writing genre and became... a writer. For most of this book, I didn't feel that it was working. There was still the clich├ęd writing of the 19...
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