A Single Shot by Matthew F JonesA Single Shot by Matthew F Jones

A Single Shot

byMatthew F JonesForeword byDaniel Woodrell

Paperback | September 19, 2011

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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 Shotis a rare, visionary thriller reminiscent of the work of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.
Matthew F. Jones is also the author of the critically acclaimed novelsBoot Tracks, Deepwater, The Elements of Hitting, Blind PursuitandThe Cooter Farm, as well as a number of screenplays, including adaptations ofA Single ShotandBoot Tracks, both which are being filmed in 2011.Deepwaterwas made into a film in 2005. He grew up in rural u...
Title:A Single ShotFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 19, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316196703

ISBN - 13:9780316196703

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"Jones owns a fine writer's eye for the kind of details that matter."-The Washington Post