Bad Little Falls: A Novel

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Macmillan, Aug 7, 2012 - Fiction - 310 pages
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Anthony- and Edgar-award nominated author Paul Doiron delivers another "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" (Booklist) with his newest harrowing thriller about the hunt for a murderer at the height of a major snowstorm

Maine 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 rustic cabin of a terrified couple. A raving and halffrozen
man has appeared at their door, claiming his friend is lost
in the storm. But what starts as a rescue mission in the wilderness
soon becomes a baffling murder investigation. The dead man is a
notorious drug dealer, and state police detectives 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. The boy seems to know something about
what really happened in the blizzard, but he is keeping his secrets
locked in a cryptic notebook, and Mike fears for the safety of the
strange child. Meanwhile, an anonymous tormentor has decided
to make the new warden's life a living hell. Alone and outgunned,
Bowditch turns for assistance to his old friend, the legendary
bush pilot Charley Stevens. But in this snowbound landscape—
where smugglers wage blood feuds by night—help seems very
far away indeed. If Bowditch is going to catch a killer, he must
survive on his own wits and discover strength he never knew he


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User Review  - DeaconBernie - LibraryThing

Northern Maine in the dead of winter is not my idea of an ideal locale. Nevertheless, the author does a good job of living in such an environment into a passable mystery. The principal character is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing

Ok book this. Game warden Mike Bowditch is transferred to the back of beyond as a punishment, he falls for a local woman who has a lot of baggage and a strange son. Two drug dealers end up dead ... Read full review

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A native of Maine, bestselling author PAUL DOIRON attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. The Poacher's Son won the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Macavity awards in the same category. He lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist. Henry Leyva's audiobook credits include reading Colin Harrison's The Havana Room , Michael Palmer's Fatal , Lawrence Block's Killing Castro , and John Grisham's The Testament as well as works from popular authors such as Nicholas Sparks and Phyllis Naylor. Leyva has appeared in numerous stage and screen productions. His film and television work includes roles on One Life to Live, Romancing America, The Digital Cafe, The Interrogation , and The Windigo . He has also performed in a host of off-Broadway productions, including In the Heights, Love Suicide , and Guanabaco . He has also performed in voiceovers for commercials, including those for HSBC, Claritin, and the Daily News. He lives in New York City.

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