Thursday, April 1, 2010

Review: The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

Pub. Date: May 11, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Format: Hardcover, 336pp

The Poacher’s Son is an explosive story of an estranged son pushed into the hunt for a murderer, his own father, in the wilds of Maine. The story juxtaposes father and son. Mike Bowditch is a young game warden while his father is a heavy drinking womanizer who poaches illegal game.

Mike returns home from his round one evening to find an alarming message on his machine from his father. The next day he learns that his father is suspected of murder and has escaped from custody. Mike enters the search to try and keep local cops from jumping the gun and shooting his father whom he believes is innocent.

Mike, already separated from his wife, is alienated from his colleagues. During his quest to prove his father innocent and save his life Mike must come to terms with his past. Mike knows that Jack can be brutal but is he capable of murder? Joining Charley, a retired game warden pilot, Mike journeys into the wilds of Maine to search for answers and his father, Jack Bowditch. They meet up with a woman who claims to be Jack’s mistress and who holds a secret that could be the key to finding the real killer.

The Poacher’s Son is Paul Doiron’s debut novel. The plot has many twists and turns and the ending will leave you surprised. I would recommend this book to mystery lovers everywhere.


Irene said...

Sounds very GOOD.

mike draper said...

This does sound good, just the kind of book I like.
PS Please stop by my blog and say hi.
Nice giveaway for "Hard Knocks" with a character like Robert Parker's P.I. Spencer