So, it seems that someone didn’t finish their job years ago and now Mike and Stacey are dealing with the ramifications of it. Mike, a Maine game warden becomes more like police investigator in this novel, as he tries to uncover just what is happening in his jurisdiction.
While hunting wild boars with his girlfriend Stacey, they come across the remains of a baby, in a shallow grave, left for the boars to consume. When the child’s DNA is tested, is matches with a victim who has been missing and presumed dead for years. Oopps! Something went wrong somewhere.
Going back into the forest area, Mike does some investigating of his own, as these woodlands are his responsibility. He discovers an abandoned house which is now occupied with two women who look familiar and act strangely. It’s a good thing that Mike has a great memory because what he sees at the door will come in handy later.
I liked how Mike dug into the case himself and how he took responsibility for it even though, he wasn’t on the force. Mike kept digging for answers even when he wasn’t perfect in his investigation. The DNA matching and its implications on this current case kept my adrenaline flowing as I read. Even though this is #8 in the series, this was my first Mike Bowditch novel that I have read and I really enjoyed it. This novel can be read as I standalone. I would like to read more of this series and see what else I have been missing.