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The Poacher's Son

(2010)
(The first book in the Mike Bowditch Mystery series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best First Novel

"[An] excellent debut... filled with murder, betrayal, and a terrific sense of place."
C J Box


Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive---his own father.

Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before---and his father is their prime suspect. Jack has escaped from police custody, and only Mike believes that his tormented father might not be guilty.

Now, alienated from the woman he loves, shunned by colleagues who have no sympathy for the suspected cop killer, 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, Mike 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. There they meet a beautiful woman who claims to be Jack's mistress but who seems to be guarding a more dangerous secret. The only way for Mike to save his father now is to find the real killer---which could mean putting everyone he loves in the line of fire.The Poacher's Son is a sterling debut of literary suspense. Taut and engrossing, it represents the first in a series featuring Mike Bowditch.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Paul Doiron's The Poacher's Son


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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Poacher's Son
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 1-4448-1876-7 / 978-1-4448-1876-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch 1)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 1-78033-815-5 / 978-1-78033-815-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: C & R Crime
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June 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Poacher's Son (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print))
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 1-60285-756-3 / 978-1-60285-756-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Mysteries)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 0-312-55846-5 / 978-0-312-55846-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch 1)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 1-4721-0280-0 / 978-1-4721-0280-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Mysteries)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 0-312-67114-8 / 978-0-312-67114-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Mysteries)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 1-4272-8116-5 / 978-1-4272-8116-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Poacher's Son
Author(s): Paul Doiron
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

December 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Poacher's Son
Author(s): Paul Doiron
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Mysteries)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 1-4272-5917-8 / 978-1-4272-5917-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Mysteries)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
ISBN: 1-4272-0896-4 / 978-1-4272-0896-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Poacher's Son: A Mike Bowditch Mystery
Author(s): Paul Doiron
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Series Book 1)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch Mysteries)
Author(s): Paul Doiron
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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