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By Raymond Chandler

While a demise millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to address the blackmailer of 1 of his difficult daughters, Marlowe unearths himself concerned with greater than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and homicide are only many of the issues he will get stuck up in.

"Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence."
--Ross Macdonald

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