By Matthew F. Jones
After the lack of his kin farm, John Moon is a determined guy. A grasp hunter, his skill to poach video game in-season or out is the single 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 stunning scene: an unlawful, deep woods campground jam-packed with medications, bundles of money and the physique of a lifeless younger lady, killed via Moon's stray bullet.
Faced with an final obstacle, Moon has to select: does he take the cash and forget about his accountability for the girl's dying? Or confess?
But ahead of he has an opportunity to make your mind up, Moon unearths himself at the run, pursued via 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 equivalent to the paintings of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.
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The man exclaimed, looking wildly about him and apparently not seeing her standing in the archway. "Where is everybody? " Two servants, one of them the butler, appeared at a run from the direction of the back stairs and Nancy stepped forward. But she stopped again as another man strode in through the open doors, a tall man wearing a long dark cloak and no hat. He was carrying the slight and motionless form of a woman. " Nancy cried and she rushed forward again. He looked at her, his face harsh and pale.
And Martin? Martin would be frantic. And he would be searching. He would leave no stone unturned in England to find out her whereabouts. There was comfort in the thought. Martin would find her. And how was Christina reacting? Had she been told the truth? Or would they have invented some story to explain Elizabeth's failure to appear in the church and her failure to appear afterward? Christina, she thought, and she closed her eyes and swallowed several times. She would not cry. Nothing could make her cry.
She asked him at last. " "You must wait for your answers, Elizabeth," he said. "We are going to have a confrontation at long last. " He said no more but merely stared at her, his eyes intent, his lips compressed. And she felt all the old fear robbing her of breath, though the fear then had been occasioned by the fact that she was eighteen years old and he had appeared splendidly handsome and mysterious to her and she had been afraid that she would never be able to pierce his reserve and touch his heart.