Everything you need to understand or teach Sleeping Beauty by Ross Macdonald.
Lew Archer is a private detective who inadvertently becomes involved in the disappearance of a member of a very prominent family. A chance encounter with Laurel Russo, daughter of Jack Lennox who runs the wealthy Lennox oil company, leads to Laurel's disappearance and the resulting investigation uncovers a web of lies and cover-ups. Archer's involvement with the Lennox family becomes more than just that of private detective working an investigation. By the end of the book it appears that Archer has become just as enmeshed in the Lennox family problems as if he were an actual Lennox.
Lew Archer returns home from another job to see that the coast of his town is covered by an oil spill. When he walks down to the beach to view the spill closer he meets a distraught woman trying to clean up an oil-covered bird. Lew also sees two suspicious looking men at... View more of the Sleeping Beauty Summary