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The Poacher's Son: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 12 in Mike Bowditch Mysteries
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“[Doiron’s] first novel comes with stunning vistas of the dense forests and wild rivers that have impressed visitors to Maine ever since Benedict Arnold passed through on his march to Quebec in 1775. . . . The novel’s eye-popping scenes, idyllic and otherwise, are conveyed by Doiron’s narrator, Mike Boditch.”—New York Times Book Review
“With precise and evocative prose, Paul Doiron weaves a riveting tale set deep in the wilderness that can be the tenuous bond between father and son. This is a compelling, moving, and utterly impressive debut!”---Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog
“A gripping, original, and literate tale of love and loyalty, betrayal and redemption. You won’t want to put it down.”---John Lescroart, author of A Plague of Secrets
“The Poacher’s Son is one of the best-written debut novels I’ve read in years. This story has it all---a great plot, a wonderful Maine woods setting, and a truly remarkable and believable cast of characters.”---Nelson DeMille, author of The Gate House
“A fast-paced outdoor adventure filled with murder, betrayal, and a terrific sense of place. Welcome aboard, Mr. Doiron.”---C. J. Box, Edgar Award--winning author of Blue Heaven
“The Poacher’s Son is a haunting tale, and Paul Doiron is a powerful and evocative writer.”---Tess Gerritsen, author of The Keepsake
“Paul Doiron is a spellbinding new storyteller whose literate, intelligent novel will have readers begging for more.”---Julia Spencer-Fleming, Edgar finalist and author of I Shall Not Want
“Down East editor-in-chief Doiron takes a provocative look at the ties between fathers and sons, unconditional love, and Maine’s changing landscape in his outstanding...
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- File size : 6569 KB
- Publication date : May 6, 2010
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Minotaur Books; Reprint edition (May 6, 2010)
- ASIN : B003JTHYOE
- Print length : 315 pages
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,731 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What is really annoying is that Mike seems mostly helpless in this novel. He does take action until the end and almost seems to sleepwalk into it in a world where most of the people seem indifferent or nasty. I suggest skip this one.
The story moves along somewhat predictably and, although his "investigation" is threatening his job, the game warden won't give up the search. At this point I wish the author had explained his motivation better. Later in the book, Mike breaks into a locked house and stumbles around what turns out to be a crime scene and touches things throughout and even moves the body. Unbelievable that an officer of any kind would do such a thing.
But these are small issues. Overall, a good read and I look forward to more stories from this author.
Mike’s relationship with his father was the glue holding the story together. Despite evidence to the contrary, I understood Mike’s blind faith in his father’s innocence and I sympathized with his need to support his father. Unfortunately, his father didn’t feel the same and let his son down many times on many levels. This relationship took the reader beyond the book into life’s lessons.
Top reviews from other countries
I will give the next one in the series a go and see how he develops, but I still love Joe Pickett!
As the mystery is solved we learn about Mike's childhood, why he became a warden, and a lot about rural Maine.
Competent is the word that springs to mind. Mike is only young, and not very interesting, so we don't care that much about him. Maine is well described but some of the sections feel more like a newspaper article. Much of the book just seemed a little too much by-the-numbers.
It was a quick, easy read. I did not grasp until after I'd finished it (thanks to Amazon) that this is the first of a planned series.
I'm not tempted to read any more in any such series. Perhaps things will improve.