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    NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
           CORMAC MCCARTHY

Llewelyn Moss, a Vietnam veteran, was hunting antelope one day along the Texas border.  He came across something and it surely wasn't antelope.  Moss discovered a murder scene.  Apparently, a drug deal had gone very wrong and Moss found several murder victims along with a bag of heroin.  His big find was a satchel containing over two million dollars. 

Moss decided to take the money and run.  He knew that once he did this someone was going to come looking for the money and the person who took it.  In order to protect his wife, Moss sent her home to stay with her mother.  Moss was a sniper in Vietnam and figured he could take care of himself. 

After a couple of more murders, a burning car of one of the victims leads Sheriff Bell to the desert where he discovers the murder scene.  He realizes someone had been there before him since no cash was found.   

Moss soon has several people trying to hunt him down including the gang involved in the drug deal.  Sheriff Bell is almost helpless as the situation explodes.

What happens to Llewelyn Moss?  Is he hunted down?  Is Sheriff Bell able to help him?

Cormac McCarthy has written a novel loaded with fast paced action.  The reader feels like they are right in the middle of the story as they are taken through the wild hunt for Moss.  It doesn't take long for the reader to get engrossed in the story.  The action starts right from the beginning and continues throughout the book.  This book is highly recommended.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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