Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Poacher's Son by, Paul Diordon~Review

Release date:May 11,2010
Recieved from B&N First Look Program

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 featuring Mike Bowditch.

My Review:
I just finished this book and all I can say is WOW! Every quote on the cover of this book (Gripping, Compelling, Haunting, Original etc…) are spot on. Paul does an amazing job of drawing into this story with characters that are so compelling that you can’t put this book down. This is a story of a father and son estranged for years till Mike’s father is accused of murder and Mike sets out to prove his dad’s innocence.

I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to spoil this story for anyone it is a Must Read for fans of thrillers, mysteries and character driven novels.

I think Paul Dioron has an amazing career ahead of him.

I got this book through B & N First Look and am so glad I did I have found an author I will definitely be following.

5 Stars

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