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 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 stories of the Texas excessive desolate tract and the environmental rip-off she helped discover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake more advantageous and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. but if a regimen program for a diving enable finds a grisly underwater homicide, Anna reveals herself 260 toes less than 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 consider for the barren region and a prepared figuring out of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, an outstanding dying is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.
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Her stern rested at one hundred and seventy-five feet, her bow at two hundred and sixty. Divers were discouraged: too deep, too cold, too dangerous. Five sailors still stood guard in the engine room. Anna had seen an underwater photograph of them. Deep, cold, protected from currents, no creatures to eat them, they swam like ghosts in the old ship. 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.
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.
I’ll be there,” she replied. ” If Damien knew she was teasing him, he was not affected by it. “Good,” he said, then again, firmly, as if coming to some inner decision: “Good. ” As he turned away and walked to the call box, throwing his shoulders as if a cloak swirled down from them, Anna allowed the smile inside to break the neutral set of her mouth. Officially the party would start at half past eight, when Denny Castle was to bring his new bride into the dining room. Unofficially Anna commenced toasting the happy couple shortly after she got off the phone with her sister.