With the Manson Murders marking the end of the hippie dream, Inherent Vice follows P.I. Larry "Doc" Sportello on a psychedelic journey to help find billionaire Mickey Wolfman at the behest of his once girlfriend Shasta. Throughout the book Doc meets character after character each one seemingly more involved with an organization called The Golden Fang.
Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters and his own marijuana habit before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group. By a National Book Award-winning author.