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Massacre pond, Paul Doiron

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Massacre pond
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Massacre pond
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Paul Doiron
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eng
Summary
Investigating the senseless slaughter of five moose found on the estate of a wealthy animal rights activist, Game Warden Mike Bowditch finds the controversial case turning more sinister when the activist's daughter is killed in a suspicious accident, a situation that compels Bowditch to risk everything he cares about
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  • /* Starred Review */ Mike Bowditch is somehow still employed as a Maine game warden after his last escapade featuring an ill-advised affair with a suspect’s sister and an investigative coup that humiliated his superiors (Bad Little Falls, 2012). Now matured a bit and trying to play by warden service rules, Bowditch is coasting through an uneventful hunting season until his friend Billy Cronk reports something’s “wicked bad” at controversial Moosehorn Lodge. Elizabeth Morse is campaigning to preserve Maine’s wilderness and has forbidden logging and hunting on the thousands of acres she’s recently acquired. Morse, who has been threatened repeatedly, is reviled by those who believe her mission threatens Maine’s outdoorsman culture and the locals’ ability to feed their families. When Bowditch arrives, he finds five moose calculatingly slaughtered. Before the wardens narrow the immense list of suspects, a human murder is added to the animal casualties. Bowditch’s past insubordination has secured his banishment to the investigation’s fringes, but when Billy becomes the main suspect, he can’t let things lie. This series follows Bowditch from the start of his warden career, and his evolution creates a constantly fresh perspective, nicely paired with solid procedural details and an outdoors education. Massacre Pond, arguably the best yet, boasts fair-minded exploration of Maine’s conflicting environmental and economic interests and marks a turning point for Bowditch, who questions his fit with a career that constantly requires suppressing his instincts. -- Tran, Christine (Reviewed 06-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 19, p41)
  • /* Starred Review */ The people of Washington County, Maine, are in an uproar in Doiron’s fourth novel starring game warden Mike Bowditch (after 2012’s Bad Little Falls), the best yet in the series. Hippie-turned-millionaire Betty Morse has spent some of her fortune to buy 100,000 acres of woodland that she intends to give to the federal government for a national park. Morse now has a long list of enemies, including hunters and forest-product workers whose lives and finances would be adversely affected. The first manifestation of the hostile reaction to Morse’s purchase may be the shooting of five moose on her property. The state of the carcasses suggests that whoever gunned down the animals didn’t do so for their meat. Bowditch is first on the scene of the moose slaughter, but his unpopularity with his superiors soon relegates him to spectator status, even as the violence escalates. An unusual lead investigator, thoughtful plotting, and lyrical prose add up to a winner. Agent: Ann Rittenberg, Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 6, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 18, p)
  • Readers following outdoor procedurals will snap up Maine game warden Mike Bowditch's fourth riveting case (after Bad Little Falls ), which involves an animal activist whose ideals threaten her family's safety and open the door to unexpected violence. --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed July 1, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 12, p61)
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10187479
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Doiron, Paul
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Mike Bowditch novels
Series volume
0004
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  • Murder
  • Game wardens
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal rights activists
Label
Massacre pond, Paul Doiron
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volume
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text
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000050741535
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250033932
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(hardcover)
Label
Massacre pond, Paul Doiron
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050741535
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250033932
Isbn Type
(hardcover)

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