A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones

By Matthew F. Jones

After the lack of his kinfolk 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. until eventually Moon trespasses at the flawed 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 medicinal drugs, bundles of money and the physique of a useless younger girl, killed via Moon's stray bullet.

Faced with an final drawback, Moon has to select: does he take the money and forget about his accountability for the girl's loss of life? Or confess?

But sooner than he has an opportunity to come to a decision, Moon reveals himself at the run, pursued through those that imagine the cash is theirs. males who don't care approximately correct and fallacious 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 resembling the paintings of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.

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Sunlight flickered through the windowpane in the study as dawn cut through the last of the night. Frank Malone stood by the window and stared out into the distance. Dressed now, completely aware, he was no longer the drugged man desperate to understand. Max paced in the room, tension evident in the taut lines of his body. At Frank’s words, Max stilled. ” Frank spun toward him. “I’m not going to bow to pressure, boy. I’m not going to—” “He’s your son,” Sam said, stunned. ” Didn’t the guy get it?

Fear flickered in her gaze. Smart—because she was right to fear him. His grin grew. ” He crushed his mouth to hers and eased his grip, just enough to let her wheeze in some air. A whimper hung between them. He took his time with her mouth. Enjoyed it, but this wasn’t the right place. Not for what he had in mind. And there was more work to do. His head lifted slowly. ” Because the plan he had—oh, it was going to be good. So damn good. The media had his story now. The Feds were watching. He’d give them something special to watch.

All the victims matter to me. That’s why I’m in this business. ” Protective detail. Right. He could always just have them both thrown out—he could throw them out. But if someone was watching, that person would see what was happening, and Max didn’t want to risk that exposure. “Just play it cool,” Dante advised him. “Listen to Sam. ” What? He was supposed to trust her? When she’d already lied to him? “Report when they make contact,” Dante told Sam. ” Max’s mouth opened to protest. ” Dante rushed to assure him.

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