By Nevada Barr
Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a secret that unfolds in and round Lake more advantageous, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a dangerous 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 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 more suitable and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. but if a regimen program for a diving enable unearths a grisly underwater homicide, Anna reveals herself 260 ft lower than 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 desert and a willing knowing of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, an exceptional demise is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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You can’t let her sink,” he said pitifully. ” For a moment they stood in silence, the deck rocking gently. There was scarcely any wind, but thin lines of foam whipping white on the water beyond the Low Dollar never let them forget they were only there on sufferance. “I can’t tow it any further,” Anna said. “I’ve pushed my equipment—and my luck—more than I should have already. ” She pointed to the ragged shoreline where a finger of rock thrust out parallel to Isle Royale, the main island. In the directionless light it was almost indiscernible from the green of the cliffs and the gray of the water.
Hoping to combat fear with knowledge, she’d spent her first two weeks as North Shore Ranger creeping about, chart in one hand, wheel in the other, her head hanging out of the window like a dog’s from a pickup truck. She had memorized the shape of every bluff, every bay, the location of every shoal and underwater hazard. On still, sunny days when the lake was more likely to forgive mistakes, she blanked her windows with old maps and crawled from place to place, eyes glued to the radar screen, ears tuned to the clatter of the depth finder.
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. Home, she thought sourly, but she was glad enough to be there.