The Instant Enemy

by Ross Macdonald

Generations of murder, greed and deception come home to roost in time for the most shocking conclusion ever in a Lew Archer novel.

At first glance, it's an open-and-shut missing persons case: a headstrong daughter has run off to be with her hothead juvenile delinquent boyfriend. That is until this bush-league Bonnie & Clyde kidnap Stephen Hackett, a local millionaire industrialist.

Now, Archer is offered a cool 100 Gs for his safe return by his coquettish heiress mother who has her own mysterious ties to this disturbed duo. But the deeper Archer digs, the more he realizes that nothing is as it seems and everything is questionable.

Is the boyfriend a psycho ex-con with murder on the brain or a damaged youngster trying to straighten out his twisted family tree? And is the daughter simply his nympho sex-kitten companion in crime or really a fragile kid, trying to block out horrific memories of bad acid and an unspeakable sex crime?

Year First Published:1968

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The Instant Enemy
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ISBN: 9780553247381      ISBN 10: 0553247387
Publisher: Random House  1985

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The Instant Enemy
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