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 dangerous fee. In her most up-to-date secret, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a brand new put up 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. forsaking thoughts of the Texas excessive wasteland and the environmental rip-off she helped discover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake more desirable and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. but if a regimen program for a diving allow unearths a grisly underwater homicide, Anna unearths herself 260 ft lower 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 realizing of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, a fantastic loss of life is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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Over the phone he would be mistaken for a child. In person, with the clear greenish eyes and styled dark hair, it didn’t seem inappropriate. “You’re Damien,” Anna replied. “There’s a party tonight in the lodge for Denny Castle of the Third Sister. Can you come? ” He’d dropped his voice to a furtive level and, with a melodramatic flair Anna couldn’t help but admire, glanced over his shoulder. She didn’t laugh, but it took some effort. “I’ll be there,” she replied. ” If Damien knew she was teasing him, he was not affected by it.
Pierced through the static. ” Music, Yo Yo Ma on cello, drifted down the wires through the white noise. A young man came and sat down on the waiting bench. He had dark thick hair that seemed both wild and well coiffured, the envy of any girl. His eyes were wide-set above chiseled cheekbones. Anna prepared herself to ignore him. Her rare phone calls were too precious to be spoiled by the pressuring eyes of a too-pretty boy. Before she had time to edit him out of her world, he flashed her a smile and she recognized him: Tinker’s husband, sans cape.
She hated this nickel and diming to death, one bloody sip at a time. She stood and knocked back the last of her wine. Denny Castle’s wedding reception: it would be rude not to make an appearance. And she needed to wheedle an invitation to sleep on someone’s floor. Failing that, she’d bed down in the Lorelei, the boat belonging to the District Ranger, Ralph Pilcher. More damp sleeping bags and pit toilets. Inspired—or intimidated—by Patience Bittner’s easy elegance, Anna made a stop in the ladies’ room.