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THE POACHER'S SON

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