On an unseasonably hot October morning, Mike Bowditch is called to the scene of a bizarre crime: the corpses of seven moose have been found butchered on the estate of Elizabeth Moore, a wealthy animal rights activist who is buying up huge parcels of forest to create a new national park. What at first seems like mindless slaughter becomes far more sinister when a shocking murder is discovered and Mikeas investigation becomes a hunt to find an elusive killer. In order to solve the controversial case he risks losing everything he holds dear: his best friend, his career a and the love of his life. 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 MilleFor three years, myfellow wardens had been taking betson my own longevity in the service. ... I saw Billya#39;s blue F250 ... I waited for himtostart his pickup andthen tagged along behind his trailer hitch a fewmiles, wondering whatall the mystery wasabout. ... I watched him unfold himself from his Fordano vehicle made offered enough headroom for my towering friendaand then I unbuckled my shoulder B ...
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