Image of The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Mysteries)


Image of The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Mysteries)

Doiron's impressive debut is told through the eyes of the suspect's estranged son. This is a literate tale of revenge, love and loyalty that uses the mysterious Maine woods as both a motive for the crime and a knob for ratcheting up the suspense. Though the prose is sometimes flat-footed, there are plenty of twists and surprises to keep the reader guessing until the
very end.

Maine State game warden Mike Bowditch returns home to a mysterious message on his answering machine from the father he hasn't heard from in over two years -- and who has now disappeared in the wake of a double homicide. In order to prove his father's innocence, Mike risks his job and his tenuous relationship with longtime girlfriend Sarah in order to track a man adept at not being found until he wants to be. (MINOTAUR, May, 336 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Carter