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In Paul Doiron's riveting follow-up to his Edgar Award-nominated novel, The Poacher's Son , Maine game warden Mike Bowditch's quest to find a missing woman leads him through a forest of lies in search of a killer who may have gotten away with murder once before.

While on patrol one foggy March evening, Bowditch receives a call for help. A woman has reportedly struck a deer on a lonely coast road. When the game warden arrives on the scene, he finds blood in the road--but both the driver and the deer have vanished. And the state trooper assigned to the accident appears strangely unconcerned.

The details of the disappearance seem eerily familiar. Seven years earlier, a jury convicted lobsterman Erland Jefferts of the rape and murder of a wealthy college student and sentenced him to life in prison. For all but his most fanatical defenders, justice was served. But when the missing woman is found brutalized in a manner that suggests Jefferts may have been framed, Bowditch receives an ominous warning from state prosecutors to stop asking questions.

For Bowditch, whose own life was recently shattered by a horrific act of violence, doing nothing is not an option. His clandestine investigation reopens old wounds between Maine locals and rich summer residents and puts both his own life and that of the woman he loves in jeopardy. As he closes in on his quarry, he suddenly discovers how dangerous his opponents are, and how far they will go to prevent him from bringing a killer to justice.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780312558475
Branch Call Number: DOIR
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 25 cm


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May 18, 2018

This was my second read for this author and I will definitely continue to follow him. Clever twists, good character development, and a satisfying ending. Kept me challenged, and for the most part I didn't find any aspect too far out on a limb to be acceptable!

karcoldelharvic5 Jan 31, 2016

Enjoy this series. Hope the author keeps it up

Sep 10, 2015

I don't know what to make of this series. His first book was better than his second. It to me seems far fetched that a game warden is better at cracking cases then the cops. He always has a hunch that leads him to be in the right spot at the right time. At times his writing seems spotty and silly and in the next paragraph or so he puts down some good stuff.
Hard to figure out maybe he will improve as he goes along.

Nov 18, 2013

In "Trespasser" I have found a potential rival to C.J. Box. This is quite a good novel with enough twists to keep anyone interested. If you consider how Americans differ from the British you will see that only an American should be considered fit to describe Americans. Give me a feedback on that statement.

Nov 29, 2012

Mike Bowditch is a great character, sure hope they don't get tom Cruise to play him.

Jan 01, 2012

Excellent story - really enjoyed this book. Great new author

debwalker Jul 26, 2011

A strong second novel with an atmospheric Maine setting and a clever-enough murder thriller plot to keep the pages turning.

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