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By Matthew F. Jones

ISBN-10: 0316196703

ISBN-13: 9780316196703

After the lack of his relations farm, John Moon is a determined guy. A grasp hunter, his skill to poach video game in-season or out is the single factor that stands among him and the soup kitchen line. till Moon trespasses at the incorrect land, hears a rustle within the brush, and fires a unmarried fateful shot.

Following the bloody path, he comes upon a stunning scene: an unlawful, deep woods campground packed with medications, bundles of money and the physique of a useless younger lady, killed through Moon's stray bullet.

Faced with an final hassle, Moon has to select: does he take the cash and forget about his accountability for the girl's loss of life? Or confess?

But earlier than he has an opportunity to determine, Moon reveals himself at the run, pursued through those that imagine the money is theirs. males who don't care approximately correct and incorrect and who wish just one factor from John Moon: his physique, face down in a ditch.

Matthew F. Jones' A unmarried Shot is an extraordinary, visionary mystery equivalent to the paintings of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.

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She asked you a question,” he said. ” “She’d better be,” Chris told him. Adam had regained his poise by now. He smiled thinly at Chris. ” he said. Chris was silent. ” asked Adam.

I’ll empty it,” he said. Helen nodded once and went into the house. Chris watched her until she’d closed the door behind herself. As he started for the garage, he glanced at Grace and Jack’s house. What if they had come home, he thought. He swallowed nervously as he opened and shut the side garage door and edged past the bumper of the Ford, heading for the laundry tub. He hadn’t felt this for years: this guilty apprehension of the criminal. The thought sent such a wave of sickened revelation through him that he almost cried aloud.

Not only had the sonata record been in stock, there had been three di erent ones to choose from. Moreover, Chris had initiated a practice which, only later, other record stores began to utilize—that of o ering unplayed records to customers. U ntil that time, Helen had always found what she was looking for on the shelves—the records, unsheathed, inserted directly into their cardboard jackets. Chris had taken the records out of the jackets and placed them alphabetically behind the counter in plastic envelopes.

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