Matthew Jones Boot Tracks

ISBN 13: 9781933372112

Boot Tracks

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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.

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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""

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

About the Author:

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.

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