The Poacher's Son

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The Poacher's Son

By Paul Doiron

Center Point, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781602857568, 398pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a fugitive-his own father. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find a cryptic message on his answering machine from his father, Jack, who he hasn't heard from in two years. The next morning, he gets an alarming call from the police: a well-liked local cop has been killed and his father is their prime suspect. Now, alienated from the woman he loves, shunned by colleagues who have no sympathy for the suspected cop-killer's son, Mike must come to terms with his haunted past. He knows firsthand Jack's brutality, but is the man capable of murder; Desperate and alone, he strikes up an uneasy alliance with a retired warden pilot, and together the two men journey deep into the Maine wilderness in search of a runaway fugitive.