A Single Shot

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After the loss of his family farm, John Moon is a desperate man. A master hunter, his ability to poach game in-season or out is the only thing that stands between him and the soup kitchen line. Until Moon trespasses on the wrong land, hears a rustle in the brush, and fires a single fateful shot.

Following the bloody trail, he comes upon a shocking scene: an illegal, deep woods campground filled with drugs, bundles of cash and the ...

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After the loss of his family farm, John Moon is a desperate man. A master hunter, his ability to poach game in-season or out is the only thing that stands between him and the soup kitchen line. Until Moon trespasses on the wrong land, hears a rustle in the brush, and fires a single fateful shot.

Following the bloody trail, he comes upon a shocking scene: an illegal, deep woods campground filled with drugs, bundles of cash and the body of a dead young woman, killed by Moon's stray bullet.

Faced with an ultimate dilemma, Moon has to make a choice: does he take the money and ignore his responsibility for the girl's death? Or confess?

But before he has a chance to decide, Moon finds himself on the run, pursued by those who think the money is theirs. Men who don't care about right and wrong and who want only one thing from John Moon: his body, face down in a ditch.

Matthew F. Jones' A Single Shot is a rare, visionary thriller reminiscent of the work of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316286985
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 12/10/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 763,584
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    This is as good as noir gets. A Dark, powerful, thriller with a

    This is as good as noir gets. A Dark, powerful, thriller with a story you won't be able to get out of your mind. John Moon - the novel's flawed but upright antihero - makes a split-second miscalculation that ends a girl's life and unleashes all manner of hell on his life - some self-inflicted and some inflicted by some of the most terrifying and believable bad guys you'll encounter in the literary world. A story both edge of your seat thrilling and poignant at the same time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Interesting plotline, though the writing lost its voice sometimes - very MALE book

    I enjoyed the plot of this book a great deal, and also the main character. But the main character is a back-woods kind of redneck with a connection to nature, so while he can sense and admire the wonders of the universe, the author lost me when he used his own professorial descriptions instead of staying within the character's own voice. The story of the unravelling of a life after an accidental hunting accident was compelling, though none of the characters seemed that sympathetic. In the end, I didn't question the fate of any of the characters. Bloody, confusing, arousing book - should be a good movie!

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