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 modern 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 recognized for amazing 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 greater and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. but if a regimen software for a diving allow finds a grisly underwater homicide, Anna unearths herself 260 ft under 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 think for the wasteland and a prepared knowing of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, an exceptional dying is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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Seven years,” Hawk defined “always,” but it sounded as if it was always to him as well. “Since we knew what diving was about. Since the Three Sisters were in pinafores. Since we quit fucking around,” Holly said sharply. ” Anna waited but there was no more. Denny came back with the salad and, seeming to take it for granted that he was to wait on them, cleared Anna’s desk and set out plates and flatware. Anna was too tired to help and Hawk and Holly seemed determined to let him serve. When he was finished, he sat down on a stool he’d pulled up.
Head tilted to one side, pink tongue lolling, she sat less than twenty feet from the station steps ready to beg for her breakfast like a house dog. “Not you, Knucklehead,” Anna murmured and again trained the field glasses on the opposite shore. Somewhere to the north a power boat growled to life and morning’s spell was broken. Now they wouldn’t come. ” Anna lowered the binoculars. Isle Royale’s wolves were the shyest of creatures. Some rangers who’d worked the island for years had never so much as glimpsed them.
Lamplight caught beads of water on his hair and they flickered orange, a jeweled halo around his face. “Supper,” he announced. “D’Artagnan’s last supper. I’ll drink to that,” Holly said. Despite the liquor, her voice was clear and low, but Denny winced as if she had shrilled at him. “Forgot the salad-” he said and closed himself again into the night beyond the cabin door. Hawk leaned down and fed sticks into the woodstove. Anna guessed that whatever gnawed at Holly was eating him. Once more she had the sense that they were two aspects of one person.