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The Bone Orchard
by Paul Doiron and Henry Leyva


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In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But 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 a government inquiry and outrage from the dead soldier's platoon mates. Soon she finds herself in the sights of a sniper, as well. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the mysterious man 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 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, in "The Bone Orchard "by Paul Doiron."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781427240972
  • ISBN-10: 1427240973
  • Publisher: MacMillan Audio
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Dimensions: 6.02 x 5.05 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.56 pounds


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Audio: Europe's dark shadow

If Alan Furst, grandmaster of WWII espionage thrillers, calls his latest Midnight in Europe, you know that when day breaks, it will bring war. In the dark hours of 1938, Cristián Ferrar, a Barcelona-born lawyer in the Paris office of an esteemed international firm, is recruited by the Spanish Embassy to buy arms for the beleaguered Republican Army fighting Franco and fascism. To procure weapons, elegant Cristián and a mysterious, multilingual, Middle-European colleague must descend into the murky world of criminals, duplicitous agents, hijacking and shootouts. It’s first-class Furst, an intricate, intriguing story with fascinating details about the Spanish Civil War set against the broader sweep of 20th-century history, with just enough champagne sipped, Gitanes smoked, alluring women romanced and real suspense conjured. Daniel Gerroll narrates in a honeyed, British-accented voice, evoking the mood and atmosphere of that time of political peril and personal bravery, of dedication and desperation.

MURDER IN MAINE
If you haven’t met Mike Bowditch yet, don’t worry: You’ll catch up on his past as The Bone Orchard, Paul Doiron’s fifth in the series, hurtles through a rural Maine landscape so well evoked you can feel the black flies biting and hear the warblers in the bushes. Mike isn’t a game warden anymore, but he doesn’t seem all that happy as a bearded, flannel-shirted fishing guide either. When his mentor, Sgt. Kathy Frost, is shot at the door of her farmhouse, his own happiness has to take a backseat. Mike, who was at the scene, is compelled to join the search for the shooter, to use his investigative savvy to look beyond the obvious and delve into Kathy’s past. There are twists and turns and false leads galore, a convincing cast of characters—including potential killers and former lovers—and subplots that make Mike’s quandary about his future as understandable as his quest for Kathy’s would-be assassin. Henry Leyva reads.

TOP PICK IN AUDIO
Kim Philby is endlessly fascinating, and the list of books on Philby, though not quite endless, is very long. Still, Ben Macintyre’s A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal should go right to the top, especially in this totally compelling audio version narrated by John Lee, whose clipped upper-class English cadences perfectly mirror Philby’s world. And it’s through the prism of that privileged Cambridge-cricket-club milieu, always well lubricated with cocktails and port, that Macintyre looks at Philby’s incredibly daring, incredibly successful years of deceit, spying for the Soviets while rising in the British Secret Intelligence Service. We see him through the eyes of his closest friends, Nicholas Elliott, his MI6 colleague from the get-go, and James Jesus Angleton, who became chief of the CIA. Both men admired the double agent enormously and, even when it was becoming difficult not to see the truth about his betrayal and its horrific ramifications, they still found it almost impossible to believe one of their own could betray class and country.

 

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