The Poacher's Son by Paul DoironAt Seboomook, Maine a camp was developed for about 250 prisoners from Rommel's Afrika Korps. Prisoners were put to work cutting trees and literally feeding in to the Maine paper industry. This was a small back ground story to this book but as a first novel from Doiron, this fit nicely into my attempt to make a sense of place as important as the mystery itself. You find yourself really seeing and understanding what this area of the state looks and feels like with this adjunct story. This is a fast paced novel and Doiron kept you guessing with a variety of red herrings. He develops his characters carefully and everyone has his/her purpose. You follow Bowditch as he continues to try to find evidence of his dad's innocence even as you found out he's a hard life man with a problem with alcohol and women.. But largely Mike is the only person who thinks Dad didn't do the crime. The conclusion is explosive and I won't spoil it for you. I will admit I didn't see it coming but it's good and ties the plots nicely. . I highly recommend this great book and I look forward to reading his next book. If you are a fan of authors like Craig Johnson, Joseph Heywood, or Nevada Barr and you like a character with guts and compassion and a love of the wilderness, this is your newest author.