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One Last Lie

One Last Lie

A Novel

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 11)

Paul Doiron

Minotaur Books

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A sudden disappearance reveals a startling connection to a 15-year-old cold case in One Last Lie, the new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron.

“Never trust a man without secrets.” These are the last words retired game warden Charley Stevens speaks to his surrogate son, Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, before the old man vanishes without explanation into a thousand miles of forest along the Canadian border. Mike suspects his friend’s sudden disappearance has to do with an antique badge found at a flea market—a badge that belonged to a warden who was presumed dead fifteen years ago but whose body was never recovered.

On a mission to find Charley before he meets a similarly dark fate, Mike must reopen a cold case that powerful people, including his fellow wardens—one of whom might be a killer—will do anything to keep closed.

Praise for One Last Lie

Praise for Paul Doiron and the Mike Bowditch mysteries:

“Doiron captures the stark beauty of his setting.” —New York Times Book Review for Stay Hidden

"The characters are well drawn, the Maine landscape is vividly portrayed, and Bowditch pursues his passion to protect the innocent and bring evil doers to justice regardless of personal cost." —Associated Press for Almost Midnight

"Doiron...[ramps] up the tension slowly until the story reaches can't-put-it-down velocity." —Library Journal for Almost Midnight

“Breathless pacing, dark humor, wildlife, and vivid characters.” —Boston Globe for Widowmaker

“As always with a Doiron novel, the characters are so well-drawn you can almost reach out and shake their hands, and the rural landscape is so vividly portrayed that the reader can smell wildflowers, marvel at the swarms of fireflies and feel the sting of the blood-thirsty insects. But the author's finest achievement is the evolution of Mike Bowditch himself.” —Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press for Knife Creek

“Outstanding…Doiron balances nuanced characterizations and intelligent plotting perfectly.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) for Stay Hidden

"The extraordinary sense of place makes this Doiron's strongest novel yet." —Booklist (starred review) for Stay Hidden

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Paul Doiron

A native of Maine, bestselling author PAUL DOIRON attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English. The Poacher’s Son, the first book in the Mike Bowditch series, won the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards in the same category. He is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.

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