I haven't blogged about this before, but I'm utterly humbled that The Poacher's Son received a ★ starred review in the final issue of Kirkus Reviews:
A Maine Game Warden fights to clear his no-account father of murder charges in this deeply felt actioner...His decision leads to a series of disastrously self-destructive actions that Doiron makes perfectly credible, all interspersed with a series of flashbacks to Mike [Bowditch]'s childhood that are both tender and chilling. C.J. Box goes East. Like Box, Doiron will have his hands full trying to top his accomplished debut.
Last month, Nielsen Business Media made the decision to shut Kirkus down when it couldn't find a buyer for the seventy-six year-old publication. The January 1, 2010 was the magazine's very last issue, and I can't believe I'm in it. Thank God it was a glowing review.