Llewlyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?""No Country for Old Men" is a compelling, harrowing, disturbing, sad, endlessly surprising and resonant novel" - Robert Edric, "Spectator". ""No Country for Old Men" is a severed head and shoulders over anything else written in America this year" - "Independent on Sunday". "A Western thriller with a racy plot and punchy dialogue, perfect for a lazy Sunday" - Sarah Emily Miano, "The Times". "[An] utterly absorbing, chilling tale...One of the most sinister characters in modern American fiction" - "Herald". "A fast, powerful read, steeped with a deep sorrow about the moral degradation of the legendary American West" - Lionel Shriver, "Financial Times".
Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007.
Cormac McCarthy is the author of eight previous novels, and among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.