Set against the starkly beautiful and expansive backdrop of rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss discovers the remains of several drug runners, who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself.
This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh, on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even his employer in the relentless and psychopathic obsession with the pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in.
Meanwhile, the laconic Sherrif Ed Tom Bell blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.
Did you know?
Carson Wells mentions to Stephen Root's character that one floor in a building seems to be missing. This may refer to the fact that most buildings do not have a thirteenth floor, which many considered an unlucky number. Building owners often rename the floor 14, or give the floor some other use and rename it a letter. The novel implies that the floor in question - the 17th - isn't listed in the building's directory for security purposes, and is thus "missing". Read More