Massacre Pond: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jul 16, 2013 - Fiction - 309 pages
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Massacre Pond is Edgar finalist Paul Doiron's superb new novel featuring Game Warden Mike Bowditch and a beautiful, enigmatic woman whose mission to save the Maine wilderness may have incited a murder

On an unseasonably hot October morning, Bowditch is called to the scene of a bizarre crime: the corpses of seven moose have been found senselessly butchered on the estate of Elizabeth Morse, a wealthy animal rights activist who is buying up huge parcels of timberland to create a new national park.

What at first seems like mindless slaughter--retribution by locals for the job losses Morse's plan is already causing in the region--becomes far more sinister when a shocking murder is discovered and Mike's investigation becomes a hunt to find a ruthless killer. In order to solve the controversial case, Bowditch risks losing everything he holds dear: his best friends, his career as a law enforcement officer, and the love of his life.

The beauty and magnificence of the Maine woods is the setting for a story of suspense and violence when one powerful woman's missionary zeal comes face to face with ruthless cruelty.


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Review: Massacre Pond (Mike Bowditch #4)

User Review  - Maddy - Goodreads

PROTAGONIST: Mike Bowditch, game warden SETTING: Maine SERIES: #4 of 4 RATING: 4.25 Elizabeth Morse is an animal rights activist who has purchased 100,000 acres in the Maine wilderness that she plans ... Read full review

Review: Massacre Pond (Mike Bowditch #4)

User Review  - James - Goodreads

This book has given me a new respect for what game wardens feel and go through. My whole life has been spent in some way resenting game wardens. They are the guys who can take away everything you have ... Read full review

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Bestselling author PAUL DOIRON is the editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University and holds an MFA from Emerson College. His first book, The Poacher's Son, is the winner of the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony awards. Paul is a Registered Maine Guide and 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.

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