By Nevada Barr
Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a secret that unfolds in and round Lake greater, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a perilous rate. In her most up-to-date secret, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a brand new submit amid the chilly, abandoned, and remoted great thing about Isle Royale nationwide Park, a distant island off the coast of Michigan recognized for wonderful deep-water dives of wrecked crusing vessels. abandoning thoughts of the Texas excessive wilderness and the environmental rip-off she helped discover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake greater and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. but if a regimen program for a diving enable finds a grisly underwater homicide, Anna unearths herself 260 ft under the forbidding floor of the lake, trying to find the relationship among a drowned guy and an age-old shipment send. Written with a naturalist's believe for the barren region and a prepared realizing of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, a superb dying is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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Tomorrow,” she said to the empty stretch of beach across the channel. “At dawn. Be there or be square. ” The roar of the motorboat grew louder, wrecking what remained of tranquillity. A glossy wine-colored bow plowed up the mist in the channel. Anna gathered up her cup and crept back inside. It wouldn’t do for the public to catch the ranger in her pajamas. Besides, it was her lieu day. If she didn’t escape before a tourist happened to her, she’d undoubtedly get roped into some task for which the NPS wouldn’t pay overtime.
But for the wrinkles she showed no age at all. Her body was narrow-hipped, slim as a willow wand, her voice resonant, her gaze direct and challenging. Anna pegged her as a rich tourist. Maybe a doctor’s wife up from the Twin Cities on a tasteful little yacht named the Kidney Stone or the Aqueous Humor. The woman smiled, a friendly, pretty smile which gave absolutely nothing away. Anna revised her first impression: maybe the woman was the doctor herself. “Piedmont’s my cat,” Anna said, the mutual assessment over in a heartbeat.
Anna pegged her as a rich tourist. Maybe a doctor’s wife up from the Twin Cities on a tasteful little yacht named the Kidney Stone or the Aqueous Humor. The woman smiled, a friendly, pretty smile which gave absolutely nothing away. Anna revised her first impression: maybe the woman was the doctor herself. “Piedmont’s my cat,” Anna said, the mutual assessment over in a heartbeat. ” “Ah. ” The woman spread her skirt around her in a golden circle and sat gracefully on the step. Anna noticed her sandals matched her dress and hair—exactly.