Game warden Mike Bowditch has been sent into exile, transferred by his superiors to a remote outpost on the Canadian border.
When a blizzard descends on the coast, Bowditch is called to the remote cabin of a terrified couple.
A raving and half-frozen man has appeared at their door, claiming his friend is lost in the storm.
But what starts as a rescue mission soon becomes a baffling murder investigation.
The dead man is an infamous drug dealer and state police suspect it was his own friend who killed him.
Bowditch isn't so sure - but his vow not to interfere in the case is tested when he finds himself powerfully attracted to a beautiful woman with a dark past and a troubled young son who harbours secrets of his own...Praise for The Poacher's Son: An excellent debut - filled with murder, betrayal and a terrific sense of place.
C.J. Box. A stunning debut...At its heart this is a tale of bitter betrayal, lost hopes and broken dreams.
The book has a tautness that is impossible to forget and which left me close to tears.
It is also the first in a series. Its successor, Trespasser, also featuring Bowditch, is on the way.
Grab him now. Daily Mail. Stunning vistas...eye popping scenes - The New York Times Book Review. This is a compelling, moving and utterly impressive debut - Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog. The Poacher's Son is one of the best written debut novels I have read in years.
This novel has it all - a great plot, a wonderful Maine woods setting and a truly remarkable and believable cast of characters. - Nelson de Mille.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/08/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781780338194