I had to struggle to finish this one, not my favorite Macdonald book. Lew Archer picks up a case in LA to find a girl who’s gone missing, only to unravel a more devious tale of murder, heroin, boxing fights along the way. The story briefly dips into San Francisco, into a seedy jazz club near Union Square, and a seedier hotel where the addicts are holed up. Archer drives out to Half Moon Bay, where one of the bad guys has stashed himself out of the way.
Missable. The Galton Case and Black Money are much better.