Monday, July 22, 2013

Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron

Someone has slaughtered numerous moose on the land of wealthy Elizabeth Morse.  Morse has made a lot of enemies in Maine by buying up real estate in the hope of turning it into a national park. Game warden Mike Bowditch is called first to the scene then quickly dismissed and given a time-wasting job by his superior, Lt. Marc Rivard.  But Morse has taken a liking to Mike and gets him assigned as her go-between with the authorities.  Mike's position puts him close to the action, which all but assures he'll be involved in the violence that ensues and finding who's responsible.  In this fourth book of the Mike Bowditch series, Doiron writes a superb mystery filled with a great sense of place, a likable, yet flawed main character, who develops more with each book, and a "wow" ending--making the reader wish that the next book in the series was available to read right now. If you haven't read Doiron and enjoy authors such as C.J. Box, William Kent Krueger, Julia Spencer-Fleming, and Dennis Lehane's Kenzie/Gennaro series, you're missing out.

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