Tired of your stay-at-home psychological thriller, where all the suspense plays out in the mind of a suburban voyeur? Hungry for action, adventure and physical danger? Take a Jeep ride with 31-year-old Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, the narrator of Paul Doiron’s Dead by Dawn ... With a reader thus hooked, Dead by Dawn switches to flashback mode ... Doiron’s flashbacks and jump-forwards alternate until they merge, multiplying the suspense.
Dead by Dawn, the 12th novel in Paul Doiron’s unwaveringly superb series about a courageous, battle-tested Maine game warden ... Doiron draws on both meticulous research and his own wilderness experiences in Maine to give the struggle an unmistakable feeling of authenticity. And as always in a Bowditch novel, the prose is as sharp as an arrow and so lyrical that it sometimes borders on poetry.
Death by Dawn is so viscerally suspenseful it must be inhaled in short spurts. The plot weaves seamlessly between Mike’s perilous situation and the events that preceded it ... Everything we’ve learned about Mike Bowditch comes to the fore ... Dead by Dawn is a brilliant mystery that will inspire a massive re-read of Paul Doiron’s mystery series.