By Nevada Barr
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon returns to stand her so much duplicitous foe—human nature—in Nevada Barr's New York Times bestseller, Hunting Season.
The quiet fantastic thing about autumn on Mississippi’s Natchez hint is rapidly shattered whilst Anna solutions a choice to Mt. Locust, as soon as a operating plantation and hotel, now a vacationer spot. however the guy Anna reveals in an previous bed room isn't any vacationer in misery. He’s approximately bare, and intensely dead—his physique bearing marks in keeping with intercourse video games long past awry. On a writing desk within sight is an open Bible with ominous passages turned around in red.
There are secrets and techniques that well-liked males during this God-fearing kingdom desire to hold less than wraps—and Anna has stumbled right into a nest of them.
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Too much fiddling by officers on scene was more likely to contaminate trace evidence than uncover a truth. The sheriff was looking for situational evidence, proof of cause and effect that would be lost when the body was moved from where it had been found. "Quilt's rucked up," he said, pointing to the coverlet bunched under the locked and rigid knees. "Dragged," Anna said and told him of the track on the back porch. "But not all the way. " "Doyce wasn't just fluffy, he was fat. Well over two hundred pounds.
At least enough to do her job. "Those sheriffy guys are getting antsy," Shelly said, her head poking in the doorway. " Bad news could wait. Anna left Clintus and Andre in her office with placatory Coca-Colas from the machine in the maintenance shop while she drove the Rambler back to her house in Rocky Springs and exchanged it and her clothes for those more befitting an on-duty National Park Service law-enforcement ranger. In boots and gun and forest-green tie, Anna felt better able to face the world.
M. Without even thinking about it, she registered the time she first got the call for the inevitable report that would follow. The church emptied quickly and she was left along with saints, shepherds and chrysanthemums. Even in a church peace came with solitude. Anna let her mind float with the dust motes on the dyed sunbeams. Minutes passed and Paul emerged from some inner sanctum to the left of the altar. As he walked, he rolled up the sleeves of a green woolen shirt, exposing his forearms. When Anna's sexual triggers were set, during those confusing years between birth and senior prom, along with strong hands, the smell of Scotch whiskey and sun-warmed cotton, rolled sleeves on brown arms had been factored in.