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Edgar finalist Paul Doiron's superb new novel featuring Game Warden Mike Bowditch and a beautiful, enigmatic woman whose mission to save the Maine wilderness may have incited a murder.

On an unseasonably hot October morning, Bowditch is called to the scene of a bizarre crime: the corpses of seven moose have been found senselessly butchered on the estate of Elizabeth Morse, a wealthy animal rights activist who is buying up huge parcels of timberland to create a new national park.

What at first seems like mindless slaughter - retribution by locals for the job losses Morse's plan is already causing in the region - becomes far more sinister when a shocking murder is discovered and Mike's investigation becomes a hunt to find a ruthless killer. In order to solve the controversial case, Bowditch risks losing everything he holds dear: his best friends, his career as a law enforcement officer, and the love of his life.

The beauty and magnificence of the Maine woods is the setting for a story of suspense and violence when one powerful woman’s missionary zeal comes face to face with ruthless cruelty.

©2013 Paul Doiron (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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  • Michelle
  • 10-04-2020

Massacre Pond

I found this series after I finished the Joe Pickett series. I am definitely now a fan!

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  • Chopper1
  • 27-08-2020

You Can See the Forest Despite the Trees

There are elements of this Bowditch story I like as in other stories in the series: the action never lags; twists appear without taking the story off plot; and the numerous woodland or other descriptions melt in seamlessly. The main character has flaws which keep you rooting for him to avoid a catastrophe as a result of them. Supporting characters are consistent and interesting as well. You might wonder why something like cell phone tracking isn’t used in investigations Although I had this one solved correctly early on I never lost interest. Great narration.

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  • Hanna
  • 18-04-2018

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loved it! best yet in this series! can't wait to listen to the rest of the books

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  • Betty A Soules
  • 21-10-2020

5 Moose

It was a good story line, we love the old pilot and his wife. They add a reality to the stories. We never thought we'd like stories about a game warden but we're getting the next book in the series.

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  • Edward isaacson
  • 13-10-2020

Didn’t finish the book

Hey they just quit before the story ended. Baiting you for the sequel Don’t like to be left hanging Geeeezzz

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  • Steve
  • 28-08-2017

Riveting!

Love the story Paul! Your characters feel so real! The narrator did an amazing job with all the characters he had to keep track of!

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  • MidwestGeek
  • 28-01-2017

Hackneyed prose & dialog-Stereotype characters-DNF

I started this because of complimentary comparisons with C.J. Box and Joe Pickett. For me, it isn't even close. I found the protagonist, game warden Mike Bowditch immature and irritatingly whiny. His dialog quickly became predictable as well as the personalities of the other characters. The overdrawn conflict between the "tree hugger," former hippy, wealthy landowner and local hunters and those economically dependent on them. Does she have to be so dislikable as to have no allies, even though she wants to create a National Park? Even if she doesn't like or trust government in general or state Department of Natural Resources in particular, why isn't she working with NGO's such as the The Nature Conservancy, the Environmental Defense Fund, or more radical groups such as PETA or Greenpeace? I invested about two hours of listening, in part because I found Henry Leyva such a good reader, before giving up.

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  • D. Marin
  • 05-11-2016

Another great story in this series

This is an awesome series, love the writer. A must read if you like Joe Picket or Longmire!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-2016

Series Only Gets Better

This is the best book in the series so far (I am listening to them in order). This story had more depth than the others and the character development exceeded my expectation based on the writer's previous books. The main character is further developed, showing a depth and maturity not seen in the prior books.Although the end was predicable, the route included twists, turns and detours not expected.

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  • Melissa
  • 16-04-2016

Getting a little dark

I'm ready go a positive turn in Mike's life! Regardless of the solitude and dark mood the stories are good!

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