TENANTS HARBOR — Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor welcomes author Roger Guay on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m., when he discusses his book, A Good Man with a Dog.
Guay is a 25-year veteran of the Maine Game Warden Service and K9 handler, beginning with a kind warden helping him through the loss of his own father to a fishing accident, and a love of the outdoors.
His book documents the watchful world of a warden catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness, and the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer- and moose-poaching scenes, pulling more than 200 bodies from the Maine woods, with the help of his long-time K9 partners.
Reba, the brown lab, can find discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish, and missing people.
A Good Man with a Dog explores Guay’s life as he and his canine partners are exposed to increasingly terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes, including a year-long search for the hidden graves of two babies buried by a Massachusetts cult.
According to the Library, in a news release, Guay witnessed firsthand FEMA’s mismanagement of the post-Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans, an experience that left him scarred and disheartened. But he found hope with the support of family and friends, and eventually returned to the woods he knew and loved from the days of his youth.