Drawing comparisons to bestselling author Elmore Leonard, Daniel Woodrell has received abundant critical praise for this hilarious yet suspenseful novel. Although John X. Shade has made quite a few mistakes in his life as a sharp pool hustler and ladies' man, taking $47,000 off of "Lunch" Pumphrey is the biggest mistake of all. Now Shade is on the run and headed back to the bayou . . . where others have scores to settle as well.