By Nevada Barr
Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a secret that unfolds in and round Lake more suitable, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a dangerous expense. In her most recent secret, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a brand new submit amid the chilly, abandoned, and remoted fantastic thing about Isle Royale nationwide Park, a distant island off the coast of Michigan identified for wonderful deep-water dives of wrecked crusing vessels. abandoning stories of the Texas excessive desolate tract and the environmental rip-off she helped discover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake improved and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. but if a regimen program for a diving enable unearths a grisly underwater homicide, Anna unearths herself 260 ft less than the forbidding floor of the lake, looking for the relationship among a drowned guy and an age-old shipment send. Written with a naturalist's consider for the desert and a prepared knowing of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, a high-quality loss of life is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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Leaving them to deal with their damaged egos, Anna made her escape. : hers would be a late supper. She’d forgotten she was hungry. So far north, the sun was only just setting. It wouldn’t be full dark for another thirty minutes—later, had there been no overcast. In June the days seemed to go on forever. “Three-zero-two en route to Amygdaloid from Todd Harbor,” Anna put in the blind call. The dispatcher in Rock Harbor went off duty at seven, but the call would be taped and, should she go down, at least they’d know where to start diving for the body.
Cloaked in a shapeless plaid flannel bathrobe, the tail tucked under her feet to keep them from the dew-bitten planks, she stared through binoculars at the far shore: a thin line of sand and stone, now revealed, now shrouded by the mist. Beside her a mug of coffee curled tiny tendrils of fog into the cold air; a minuscule offering to the gods of the lake. “Come on,” Anna said softly. “Come out. I know you’re there. And I know you’ve got the baby. ” From the silence of the channel a loon called and was answered.
We dove the Cox. Just swam around the bow to get our feet wet. Too rough for tourists. ” “Supper would be good,” Anna said. “Bring it inside? ” Hawk nodded and dropped over the gunwale of the 3rd Sister as Anna trotted, wind at her back, up the dock and onto the shore of Amygdaloid Island. Home, she thought sourly, but she was glad enough to be there. The North Shore Ranger Station just missed being utterly charming. Standing foursquare to the dock, the outside was picturesque with a peaked roof and walls of red-brown board and battens.
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr