By Matthew F. Jones
After the lack of his kinfolk farm, John Moon is a determined guy. A grasp hunter, his skill to poach video game in-season or out is the one factor that stands among him and the soup kitchen line. until eventually Moon trespasses at the fallacious 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 choked with medications, bundles of money and the physique of a useless younger lady, killed through Moon's stray bullet.
Faced with an final challenge, Moon has to choose: 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 make your mind up, Moon unearths himself at the run, pursued by means of those that imagine the money is theirs. males who don't care approximately correct and unsuitable 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 such as the paintings of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.
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