By Matthew F. Jones
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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