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 recent secret, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a brand new publish amid the chilly, abandoned, and remoted great thing about Isle Royale nationwide Park, a distant island off the coast of Michigan recognized for wonderful deep-water dives of wrecked crusing vessels. forsaking stories of the Texas excessive wasteland and the environmental rip-off she helped discover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake better and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. but if a regimen program for a diving let unearths a grisly underwater homicide, Anna unearths herself 260 toes less 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 desolate tract and a prepared figuring out of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, a great loss of life is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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Not for the first time Anna marveled at the number of boaters who survived Superior each summer. There were no piloting requirements. Any man, woman, or child who could get his or her hands on a boat was free to drive it out amid the reefs and shoals, commercial liners and weekend fishing vessels. The Coast Guard’s array of warning signs-Diver Down, Shallow Water, Buoy, No Wake-were just so many pretty wayside decorations to half the pilots on the lake. ” Anna switched her radio from the hailing frequency to the working channel: “Affirmative, it’s me over here.
She sat on the floor of Tinker and Damien’s room in the old house half a mile back from the harbor. Since it had become too run-down for any other use, it had been converted into a dorm for seasonal employees. A dozen or more candles burned, but even this glamorous aura couldn’t rid the place of its mildew-and-linoleum seediness. Tinker, her soft hair glittering in the many lights, poured herbal tea into tiny, mismatched Oriental bowls. “It’s made from all natural ingredients,” she said as she handed Anna a red lacquered bowl.
For fifty years they’d drifted alone in the dark. Then in 1977 divers found the wreck. Years of submersion had robbed the bodies of most of their corporeal selves and they were translucent as wraiths. Think of something else, Anna commanded herself. As she entered the familiar channel between Amygdaloid Island and Belle Isle, and saw the ranger station snugged up safe from storms at the foot of the moss-covered cliff, she allowed herself one short dream of cholla cactus and skies without milky veils of moisture, of a sun with fire to it and food hotter even than that.