See the Cover for Paul Doiron’s Next Mike Bowditch Thriller

On June 30th, 2020, Mike Bowditch is set to return in One Last Lie, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Paul Doiron. 

Bowditch, the star of Doiron’s Barry Award-winning series, first appeared as a Maine-based Game Warden in The Poacher’s Son. Since then, Mike has worked his way up to Warden Investigator, and last time around, in Almost Midnight, he unraveled a huge criminal conspiracy that forced him to work outside of the law. 

In his next adventure, Bowditch will attempt to find a missing friend, which somehow links back to a fifteen-year-old cold case. Check out the official plot details below.


One Last Lie.jpgA sudden disappearance reveals a startling connection to a 15-year-old cold case in 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.



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.

Fans of Doiron’s series can pre-order One Last Lie, the next Bowditch thriller, here or anywhere else books are sold.



Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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