By Nevada Barr
Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a secret that unfolds in and round Lake better, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a dangerous cost. In her most modern secret, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a brand new publish amid the chilly, abandoned, and remoted fantastic thing about Isle Royale nationwide Park, a distant island off the coast of Michigan identified for amazing 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 stronger 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 toes 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 desolate tract and a willing figuring out of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, a high-quality loss of life is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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No clients today,” he added as an incentive. “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.
Holly began to laugh. Hawk turned his face away from Denny, from his sister. There was as much pain in his look as there had been in Holly’s laughter. Anna stood, drained her glass, shook off their misery. She was tired. She was hungry. Maybe they’d been on one too many dives. The deep addled people’s brains. She carried her wine bottle to the desk and sat down in the wooden swivel chair. Supper was made and it was free. “Congratulations, Denny,” she said equitably. ” CHAPTER 2 Mist lay over Amygdaloid Channel.
He picked up the feather and the lovely smile flashed. Not for Anna this time, for the giver of the gift: the woodpecker. Anna banged open the door of the phone box and the bird flew off in an aerial scramble. “I’m finished,” she announced unnecessarily. ” Damien’s voice was soft and high. 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.
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr