February 17, 2020
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The Bone Orchard with Paul Doiron

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Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust in welcoming Paul Doiron for an evening discussing his latest book, “The Bone Orchard.” Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels. His first book, The Poacher’s Son, won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award.

The Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, Paul is native of Maine, attended Yale University and holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine.

In “The Bone Orchard,” Paul’s fifth book in the Mike Bowditch series, the Maine game warden has resigned his position following a family tragedy and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. However,when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of “suicide by cop,” he begins having second thoughts about his decision.

Now Kathy finds herself the target of an official inquiry and outrage from the the dead soldier’s platoon mates. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the sniper responsible. To do so, the ex-warden must plunge into his friend’s secret past—even as a beautiful woman from Mike’s own past returns, throwing into jeopardy his tentative romance with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens.

As Kathy Frost lies on the brink of death and a dangerous shooter stalks the apple orchards and blueberry barrens of central Maine, Bowditch is forced to confront the choices he has made and determine, once and for all, the kind of man he truly is.