Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by ellen
A few years ago, a homeowner in the town I live in wanted to allow wind turbines to be installed on property he owned. At the time, I was the recording secretary for our zoning board and got to sit in on the hearing while his neighbors expressed their objections to this plan. It eventually was denied, but I always wondered what would have happened if they were built. In Killing Maine by Mike Bond, the author writes about a town in Maine where turbines were installed and what happened to the people in the town they built in. I was sent a book for review.
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Killing Maine by Mike Bond
Surfer and Special Forces vet Pono Hawkins leaves Hawaii for Maine’s brutal winter to help former SF buddy Bucky Franklin beat a political murder rap. Pono quickly learns that Maine is as politically corrupt as Hawaii, with huge energy corporations gobbling up the state’s beautiful mountains and purchasing its politicians at bargain prices. He is hunted, shot at, betrayed, and stalked by knife-wielding assassins as he tries to find the murderer. Nothing is certain, no one can be trusted, no place is safe. And with a rap sheet that includes two jail sentences, Pono is a target for every cop in the state.
Killing Maine by Mike Bond was a fascinating look at what goes on in a town that’s divided about wind energy. Several of the property owners “sold out” to the energy companies for the money that was offered. Many of the citizens are up in arms due to the impact this is having on their lives. Politicians are eager to take kickbacks and bribes to help push through legislative changes necessary to allow wind energy in town and business owners on both sides of the fence are seeing the impact of these decisions.
Killing Maine is about more than wind energy, though. Woven into the story are the day to day lives of the people in town – their relationships, their ambitions, and their weaknesses. I really felt like I had an inside look into the lives of the people who live in Stroudwater and the suspense really kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next.
If you enjoy crime thrillers or stories with environmental tie-ins, I recommend that you read Killing Maine by Mike Bond.
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