I’m always surprised when someone writes a great novel as their first book, but that’s what Tommy Carbone has done.
Tommy’s book, The Lobster Lake Bandits, is a very compelling read. I particularly enjoyed it because the story is set in the woods and on the waters north of Greenville and Moosehead Lake, a place I know very well. And there is plenty of fishing and hunting in the book as well.
But it’s the strange and dangerous characters that invade the woods that drive the story forward. There are plenty of local characters in the book including a game warden who is a very hard worker focused on rounding up the bad guys.
I really can’t describe it any better than did John Ford, retired game warden and great writer who died last year. Here’s what John wrote:
The Lobster Lake Bandits is a real mystery thriller set in the north woods of rural Maine. The story will have you in suspense trying to guess what was happening in the woods surrounding the Parker family hunting camp. Solving the mystery becomes a joint effort between the game warden, the camp owner and his son, Joe, and a stranger who may have ulterior motives. The end results will keep you hooked right up until the end. It is indeed a great read.
Boy, John got that right. I raced through the book in a weekend eager to finish it before the Super Bowl. It would have been a shame to miss the Super Bowl because I had to find out how the book ended!
Tommy Carbone lives in Maine with his wife and two daughters and writes from a one room cabin, on the shores of a lake, that is frozen for more than six months out of the year, and moose outnumber number people 3 to 1. I’ll bet you can guess just where that is.
You can check out Tommy at his website www.tommycarbone.com, and become his Facebook friend: @TommyCarboneAuthor.