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The Precipice: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries Book 6) (edition 2015)

by Paul Doiron (Author)

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Title:The Precipice: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries Book 6)
Authors:Paul Doiron (Author)
Info:Minotaur Books (2015), 333 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Read in 2019, Mystery

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When two young female hikers disappear in the Hundred Mile Wilderness—the most remote stretch along the entire two-thousand mile Appalachian Trail—Maine game warden Mike Bowditch joins the search to find them. The police interview everyone they can find who came in contact with the college students and learn that the women were lovers who had been keeping their relationship secret from their Evangelical parents in Georgia.

When two corpses are discovered—the bones picked clean by coyotes—rumors spread that the women were stalked and killed by the increasingly aggressive canines. Faced with a statewide panic, Maine’s governor places an emergency bounty on every dead coyote, and wildlife officials are tasked with collecting the carcasses.

Despite some misgivings, Bowditch does his grisly job. But he finds his complacency challenged by his new girlfriend, the brilliant but volatile biologist Stacey Stevens, who insists coyotes merely scavenged the bodies after the women were murdered. When Stacey herself disappears on the outskirts of the Hundred Mile Wilderness, Bowditch realizes that locating her means he must also discover the truth behind what happened to the two hikers. Were the young women really killed by coyotes or, as Stacey insisted, were they murdered by the most dangerous animal in the North Woods? ( )
  jepeters333 | May 15, 2019 |
Another Mike Bowditch page turner. This time its the Appalachain Trail and Greenville. Not a lot of development of the bad guy in this one but images of Moosehead and Squaw Mt and Monson return. ( )
  JBreedlove | Nov 9, 2017 |
Paul Doiron's stellar new Mike Bowditch novel, The Precipice, is his best yet, which is saying something. In Precipice we get to visit the 100 Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail, where murder and mayhem ensue! (Not to mention Bowditch's continued quest to understand the female mind.) Great writing, artful plot, plus nobody does Maine people & countryside like PD…loved this Maine Warden mystery! ( )
  jimnicol | Feb 21, 2017 |
I did not enjoy this book as much as the first two in the series. It plodded along at a slow pace. ( )
  lewilliams | Sep 21, 2016 |
First off I have to comment and say that the fact that sexuality was brought up involving some of the characters did not brother be. In fact, it is almost kind of expected that this would appear more and more in books as it already does in my television shows. So you could say I have grown immune to this although it is not my faith. No, my issue was that despite actually liking Mike and his relationship with his girlfriend, Stacey, and the lovely backdrop for this story, I really felt no connect towards the missing women and therefore was not as invested in what happened to them or how the story would end.

In fact, I found the story to move along at a slow and steady pace without a lot of heightened intensity. So for almost of the middle of the story for me it seemed to grow stale. The last four chapters is when the story really came together and picked up speed. ( )
  Cherylk | Jun 6, 2016 |
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"When two young female hikers disappear in the Hundred Mile Wilderness--the most remote stretch along the entire two-thousand mile Appalachian Trail--Maine game warden Mike Bowditch joins the search to find them. The police interview everyone they can find who came in contact with the college students and learn that the women were lovers who had been keeping their relationship secret from their Evangelical parents in Georgia. When two corpses are discovered--the bones picked clean by coyotes--rumors spread that the women were stalked and killed by the increasingly aggressive canines. Faced with a statewide panic, Maine's governor places an emergency bounty on every dead coyote, and wildlife officials are tasked with collecting the carcasses. Despite some misgivings, Bowditch does his grisly job. But he finds his complacency challenged by his new girlfriend, the brilliant but volatile biologist Stacey Stevens, who insists coyotes merely scavenged the bodies after the women were murdered. When Stacey herself disappears on the outskirts of the Hundred Mile Wilderness, Bowditch realizes that locating her means he must also discover the truth behind what happened to the two hikers. Were the young women really killed by coyotes or, as Stacey insisted, were they murdered by the most dangerous animal in the North Woods?"--… (more)

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