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 perilous expense. In her most modern secret, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a brand new put up amid the chilly, abandoned, and remoted great 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 stories of the Texas excessive barren region 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 allow finds a grisly underwater homicide, Anna reveals herself 260 toes 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 think for the desolate tract and a willing figuring out of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, an outstanding demise is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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The wide-set eyes were fixed on a pileated woodpecker high in an aspen tree. He watched with the total unaffected concentration of a child. A red feather floated down through the golden-green leaves and landed a yard or two from his sneakered feet. 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.
Standing so close, Anna could see the dark stubble on his jaw. A delicate and somehow pleasing scent of Scotch whiskey warmed his breath. She hesitated. Relief at regaining solid ground had released her fatigue. “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.
The waves were called the Three Sisters. It was they, lakers would tell, who had drowned the Edmund Fitzgerald. Denny liked to say he had met the third sister and married her. If gossip could be trusted, he had spent more time on board the 3rd Sister over the past eleven years than at any woman’s breakfast table. Castle wasn’t drinking at all, nor was he talking. As he ran back out into the night to check on dinner, Anna poured herself a glass of Mondavi red and, wondering what the hell was going on, settled close to the stove.
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr