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Let’s Go for a Ride is the story of William (Bill) Livezey’s thirty-year career in the Maine Warden Service. Heralded as “one of the best covert investigators in the country” by Maine Warden Service Lieutenant Dan Scott, Bill is the agency’s longest-tenured undercover operative, having spent twenty years in the Special Investigations Unit.

“Let’s go for a ride” is the universal bad-guy code for breaking the law. Among Maine’s most sinister wildlife offenders, its utterance is prone to incite alcohol-fueled night hunting, high-speed car chases on winding country roads, drug dealing, arson, and attempted murder. The worst of the worst were Bill Livezey’s bread and butter.

His success at putting the truly bad guys out of business was driven by his upbringing as one of them. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Bill's father was a successful businessman whose blind ambition sent him down the dark path of drug trafficking. It wasn’t long before young Bill was tagging along and doing drugs with his dad. The aftermath of witnessing his father perish in a fiery standoff with police sent Bill spiraling out of control. He lashed out at law enforcement by dealing drugs, and he numbed the pain and confusion by doing them. Deep down, Bill knew his life was broken. When a high school football teammate invited him to attend a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting, he discovered his faith and a new path.

Let's Go for a Ride is a publication of Down East Books. The release date is June 1, 2022.

If you like to binge watch North Woods Law, if you live to hunt, fish, snow mobile, or hike—or you know someone who does—this book’s for you. These stories will get you laughing out loud and then toss you neck deep into open water on a winter’s night. One thing’s for sure, when you finish reading Chapter 16, “The Boy Who Wandered Off,” you’ll never forget the game wardens of Maine or Daren Worcester’s Open Season.

— Richard Kent, Author of Words for a Mountain

Worcester has written a wonderfully authentic book that is anything but a recycle of warden stories that we have already seen on TV or read before.

— V. Paul Reynolds, Author of Backtrack and editor of Northwoods Sporting Journal

12 Wardens, 20 Stories,
300 Years of North Woods Law Enforcement

Being a game warden in Maine (which has the oldest game warden service in the United States) is not a job, it's a way of life. Before reality TV, GPS devices, and dashboard computers, Open Season recreates a coming of age period for the Maine Warden Service. It was a time when a compass, map, and one's wits were what mattered most in the field. Every day offered the potential for an exciting new adventure, many of which endangered the wardens' lives.
Through the eyes of 12 wardens, who altogether represent 300 years of fish and game law enforcement experience in the north woods, you'll feel the excitement of a twig snapped in the dark...the frustration of second guessing yourself when lives are at stake...and the duty to do what's right, even if it means breaking the law.

Open Season: True Stories of the Maine Warden Service is a publication of Down East Books.

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