Synopses & Reviews
At the outset of Edgar finalist Doiron’s uneven seventh contemporary mystery featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch (after 2015’s The Precipice) Mike spies a Jeep parked across the road from his Sebago Lake home. Inside the vehicle is Amber Langstrom a woman who claims that her son Adam is Mike’s half brother. Adam who served 18 months for statutory rape in a minimum security prison recently missed a meeting with his parole officer and Amber wants Mike to track him down. Mike initially refuses but then an on the job near death experience triggers a leave of absence and he heads north to the Rangeley region where Adam was last seen. Mike’s investigation takes him from the third rate ski resort where his outlaw father Jack used to work to an off the books logging camp staffed with convicted sex offenders. A thrilling denouement and an affecting subplot about a condemned wolfdog don’t sufficiently compensate for a slow start and a mystery that fails to engage. Author tour. Agent: Ann Rittenberg Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."