Poacher's Son Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive - his own father. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before - and his father is their prime suspect. Jack has escaped from police custody, and only Mike believes that his tormented father might not be guilty. Now, alienated from the woman he loves, shunned by colleagues who have no sympathy for the suspected cop killer, Mike must come to terms with his haunted past. He knows firsthand Jack's brutality, but is the man capable of murder? Desperate and alone, Mike strikes up an uneasy alliance with a retired warden pilot, and together the two men journey deep into the Maine wilderness in search of a runaway fugitive. There they meet a beautiful woman who claims to be Jack's mistress but who seems to be guarding a more dangerous secret. The only way for Mike to save his father now is to find the real killer - which could mean putting everyone he loves in the line of fire. The Poacher's Son is a sterling debut of literary suspense. Taut and engrossing, it represents the first in a series by Paul Doiron featuring Mike Bowditch.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 22 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||December 30, 2014|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #11,527 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#90 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
#365 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#517 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)
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Mike’s relationship with his father was the glue holding the story together. Despite evidence to the contrary, I understood Mike’s blind faith in his father’s innocence and I sympathized with his need to support his father. Unfortunately, his father didn’t feel the same and let his son down many times on many levels. This relationship took the reader beyond the book into life’s lessons.
Top reviews from other countries
As the mystery is solved we learn about Mike's childhood, why he became a warden, and a lot about rural Maine.
Competent is the word that springs to mind. Mike is only young, and not very interesting, so we don't care that much about him. Maine is well described but some of the sections feel more like a newspaper article. Much of the book just seemed a little too much by-the-numbers.
It was a quick, easy read. I did not grasp until after I'd finished it (thanks to Amazon) that this is the first of a planned series.
I'm not tempted to read any more in any such series. Perhaps things will improve.
I will give the next one in the series a go and see how he develops, but I still love Joe Pickett!