Connect with me
Buy my stories
  • Spar
    by Nikko Lee

    A closeted black belt comes to terms with his bisexuality when he takes an openly gay student as his new sparring partner.

  • Wolf Creek: Gay Werewolf Romance
    Wolf Creek: Gay Werewolf Romance
    by Nikko Lee, Digital Fiction

    Life as a gay omega werewolf is no fairytale.

  • Bon Appetit: Stories & Recipes for Human Consumption
    Bon Appetit: Stories & Recipes for Human Consumption
    by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt, Rev. Thomas Thorn, Nikko Lee, Dax Bordas, Sebastian Bendix, Rick Powell, Misty Tyers, J. N. Cameron
    Contains Bouillon de Bebe 
  • NECRONOMICUM #2 (NECRONOMICUM: The Magazine of Weird Erotica)
    NECRONOMICUM #2 (NECRONOMICUM: The Magazine of Weird Erotica)
    by Gary Budgen, Julian Darius, Richard Greico Jr, Nikko Lee, K. A. Opperman, Alice Renard, Rose Banks, Paul St. John Mackintosh, Michael Seese

    Contains Instabiable by Nikko Lee

  • Zombiefied Reloaded: The Search for More Brains
    Zombiefied Reloaded: The Search for More Brains
    by Carol Hightshoe, Cynthia Ward, Terry M. West, Christie Meierz, Dana Bell, Mary E. Lowd, Patrick J. Hurley, Francis W. Alexander, Liam Hogan

    Brainatarian by Nikko Lee

  • Coming Back
    Coming Back
    by James Arthur Anderson, Brian Barnett, Dave Fragments, Shawna Galvin, Vince Darcangelo, Ken Goldman, Michael Lindquist

    Contains A Mother Knows by Nikko Lee (paperback available at

  • Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology
    Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology
    by Jonathan W. Thurston

    Contains Great Mother Wolf by Michelle Knowlton

  • People Eating People: A Cannibal Anthology
    People Eating People: A Cannibal Anthology
    by Frank Larnerd, Tony Peak, Geoff Gander, Shenoa Caroll-Bradd, Robert Hart, Nikko Lee, Kyle Yadlosky, Edward Martin III

    Contains Bouillon de Bebe by Nikko Lee

  • Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica
    Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica
    by Nicole Gestalt, Crysta Coburn, J.T Seate, Nikko Lee, V.C., Zak Jane Keir, Blair, Regina Kammer, Jim Lee

    Contains Boson's Mate by Nikko Lee

  • The Big Book of Bizarro
    The Big Book of Bizarro
    by Rich Bottles Jr.

    Contains Honey-Do by Nikko Lee

  • Between Love and Lust
    Between Love and Lust
    by Nikko Lee


    Print-on-demand paperback

  • Templar and Other Stories of Suspense and Terror (Vampires 2, Volume 4)
    Templar and Other Stories of Suspense and Terror (Vampires 2, Volume 4)
    by J. Troy Seate, Patricia McCarthy, Nikke Lee, Andrea Saavedra, James Hartley, Edward McKeown, Mike Graves, J.E. Gurley, Zakk Erikson, David Bernstein C.C. Blake

    Contains Pure Delight by Nikko Lee

« Widowmaker by Paul Doiron | Main | The Chosen By J.R. Ward »

Precipice by Paul Doiron

Why I read this book:

My husband gave me Precipice by Paul Doiron for Christmas last year. I've only read one other book in the Mike Bowditch series, Bad Little Falls, but I like the character. I'm also had the fortune of speaking with Paul Doiron at the Maine Crime Wave. Like so many Maine crime authors, he's attends a lot of library talks and in state events and is very approachable. I wanted to read this book in particular because it includes a search for lost Appalachian Trail (AT) through hikers, which I love reading about as a former search and rescue member.

My one sentence summary:

When two AT hikers go missing, game warden Mike Bowditch finds himself at the center of a homocide investigation whose suspects include a glory seeking searcher, a suspicious section hiker, a pack of coyotes and a clan of back woods locals.


Doiron does a fantastic job of presenting and making relatable the many different locations in Maine his characters frequent. He's also a well-researched author who reaches out to expects while writing. This lends a lot of credibility and real life feel to his take on search and rescue operations. I also really enjoy reading about Bowditch's adventures and how he navigates the space between game warden and criminal investigator. His investigatory skills definitely make Bowditch a potential for a promotion to an investigator position within the warden services.


There's not much I can find fault with. Sometimes it feels like Bowditch is covering a lot of miles. I live in Maine so I am keenly aware of the distances between places I've visited. But that's part of living in Maine. It's a big state, but drivable in book time. I've never gotten too involved in Bowditch's romantic relationships, but those aren't the center of the two books I've read. I don't think even Bowditch knows where he stands.

Final verdict:

Precipice is a good read with plenty of twists and turns to keep a reader interested. There are red herrings a plenty and the villain is well-built. I've got the Widowmaker on my night stand right now and plan to read it next. Who knows? Maybe I'll even go back and read the earlier books in this now nine book series.

PS I love the names of Doiron's books. The Precipice trail on Mount Desert Island is the most difficult to hike on the island complete with iron rung ladders and a list of fatalities.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>