I think the unlikability of the client made this one harder to enjoy.
"Moving Target" is an episode that was clearly inspired by a hoax committed just two years earlier. Clifford Irving wrote a biography of Howard Hughes and his primary source was reportedly Hughes himself. I can only assume Irving did this because Hughes was so reclusive that he thought the billionaire wouldn't come forward to refute the book. Well, Hughes, in his own goofy way, did come forward--with a phone conference where he debunked the book. And, in this episode, a man, almost EXACTLY like Irving, has been shown to be a fraud. But, he's announced that this time he REALLY is telling the truth--and people are trying to kill him from publishing this new tell-all book. Cannon assumes it's all a lot of crap--until the author is nearly blown up! Still, Cannon isn't eager to take the case because the guy is so sleazy and only does when his girlfriend pleads for Cannon to help them.
What exactly happens next, I'll let you discover yourself. However, I'll at least let you know that the show is unique because it's one of the few times you'll see a detective beat up one of his clients!! A decent episode but also one hurt by the complete unlikability of the client. In other words, I didn't really care if he was killed or not--it might have done the world a favor. And, because of this, it was difficult to keep my attention on the show as much as I might normally do. Worth seeing but nothing more.
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