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The Precipice (Mike Bowditch) by Paul Doiron
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Minotaur Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781250063694
Date: 16 June 2015 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Two young Christian graduates of Georgia's Pentecost University, Samantha Boggs and Missy Montgomery, have disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) in the Hundred Mile Wilderness. The Place Last Seen (PLS) was established at a Chairback Mountain lean-to shelter near Monson, Maine. Game Warden Mike Bowditch and his girlfriend, Stacy Stephens, a biologist, have joined the massive search party. There are numerous ways to die in the forest. Are Samantha and Missy the victims of a hate crime committed by local rednecks? Did they fall prey to a serial killer who stalks hapless hikers on the AT? Could they have been savagely torn apart by rogue coyotes? Or are they merely the victims of an accident that occurred when they stepped too close to the precipice of a cliff? Mike and Stacey put their lives in danger on numerous occasions as they search for the truth.

From official release/information:

Product Description: When two female hikers disappear in the Hundred Mile Wilderness-the most remote stretch along the entire Appalachian Trail-Maine game warden Mike Bowditch joins the desperate search to find them.

Hope turns to despair after two unidentified corpses are discovered-their bones picked clean by coyotes. Do the bodies belong to the missing hikers? And were they killed by the increasingly aggressive wild dogs?

Soon, all of Maine is gripped with the fear of killer coyotes. But Bowditch has his doubts. His new girlfriend, wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens, insists the scavengers are being wrongly blamed. She believes a murderer may be hiding in the offbeat community of hikers, hippies, and woodsmen at the edge of the Hundred Mile Wilderness. When Stacey herself disappears along the Appalachian Trail, the hunt for answers becomes personal.

Can Mike Bowditch find the woman he loves before the most dangerous animal in the North Woods strikes again?

(Source: Minotaur Books)

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