Boot Tracks (Paperback)

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Boot Tracks (Paperback)


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Charlie Rankin has recently been released from prison, but prison has not released its grip on him. He owes his life to "The Buddha," who has given him a job to do on the outside: he must kill a man, a man who has done him no harm, a man he has never met. Along the road to this brutal encounter, Rankin meets Florence, who may be an angel in disguise or simply a lonely ex-porn star seeking salvation. Together they careen towards their fate, taking the reader along for the ride.

Boot Tracks is a commanding tale of a man and woman struggling against a destiny they cannot control, told in Matthew F. Jones's characteristically taut, economic style. An assassination gone terribly wrong; a couple searching for one last chance to find a safe place in a hostile world. With these elements Jones weaves a harrowing tale of suspense, violence, and compassion.
Matthew F. Jones is the author of the novels Deepwater, The Elements of Hitting, A Single Shot, Blind Pursuit, and The Cooter Farm, each critically acclaimed. His novel Deepwater, named by critics as one of the best novels of 1999, was made into a film starring Lucas Black, Peter Coyote, and Lesley Ann Warren. He lives with his family in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781933372112
ISBN-10: 1933372117
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: April 1st, 2006
Pages: 208
Language: English
Praise for Boot Tracks

"Brilliantly chilling. A nightmare thriller with the power to haunt."—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) 

"Jones is a rare stylist - readers looking for an intense, affecting experience shouldn't miss this one."—Peter Handel, Pages Magazine 

"An artful novel enlivened by some of the best low-life dialogue this side of Elmore Leonard."
—Patrick Andersen, The Washington Post 

"Superlatives have been sapped of their meaning by overzealous critics, and somehow it sounds fake to say that a book is one of the "best things" you've "read all year." It's just that, sometimes {as in the case of Matthew F. Jones's "Boot Tracks"} that happens to be true. I haven't read something that made me empathize with a bad guy this intensely since I read "In Cold Blood" in high school."
—Katie Haegele, The Philadelphia Inquirer 

"The sense of horrible inevitability is almost overpowering here. If only Jean-Pierre Melville (Bob le Flambeur) were still alive to make the movie version."—Bill Ott, Booklist 

"'Boot Tracks, by Matthew F. Jones, is a stunning crime novel - and one you won't soon forget."
—Guy Savage, Mostly Fiction Book Reviews