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The Shotgun Rule

(2007)
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The first stand-alone thriller by critically acclaimed author Charlie Huston, The Shotgun Rule is a raw tale of four teenage friends who go looking for a little trouble - and find it.

Blood spilled on the asphalt of this town long years gone has left a stain, and it's spreading.

Not that a thing like that matters to teenagers like George, Hector, Paul, and Andy. It's summer 1983 in a northern California suburb, and these working-class kids have been killing time the usual ways: ducking their parents, tinkering with their bikes, and racing around town getting high and boosting their neighbors' meds. Just another typical summer break in the burbs. Till Andy's bike is stolen by the town's legendary petty hoods, the Arroyo brothers. When the boys break into the Arroyos' place in search of the bike, they stumble across the brothers' private industry: a crank lab. Being the kind of kids who rarely know better, they do what comes naturally: they take a stash of crank to sell for quick cash. But doing so they unleash hidden rivalries and crimes, and the dark and secret past of their town and their families.

The spreading stain is drawing local drug lords, crooked cops, hard-riding bikers, and the brutal history of the boys' fathers in its wake.


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Used availability for Charlie Huston's The Shotgun Rule

Hardback Editions

August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shotgun Rule: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 0-345-48135-6 / 978-0-345-48135-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shotgun Rule: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 0-345-48136-4 / 978-0-345-48136-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Shotgun Rule
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 1-4829-4810-9 / 978-1-4829-4810-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Shotgun Rule: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 1-4829-4812-5 / 978-1-4829-4812-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Shotgun Rule: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Huston
ISBN: 1-4829-4811-7 / 978-1-4829-4811-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shotgun Rule: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Huston
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Shotgun Rule: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Huston
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shotgun Rule: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Huston
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA