By Matthew F. Jones
After the lack of his kin farm, John Moon is a determined guy. A grasp hunter, his skill to poach online game in-season or out is the single factor that stands among him and the soup kitchen line. till Moon trespasses at the mistaken land, hears a rustle within the brush, and fires a unmarried fateful shot.
Following the bloody path, he comes upon a surprising scene: an unlawful, deep woods campground packed with medicinal drugs, bundles of money and the physique of a useless younger girl, killed by way of Moon's stray bullet.
Faced with an final difficulty, Moon has to select: does he take the money and forget about his accountability for the girl's dying? Or confess?
But earlier than he has an opportunity to come to a decision, Moon unearths himself at the run, pursued by way of those that imagine the cash is theirs. males who don't care approximately correct and improper and who wish just one factor from John Moon: his physique, face down in a ditch.
Matthew F. Jones' A unmarried Shot is a unprecedented, visionary mystery akin to the paintings of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.
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