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By Nevada Barr

ISBN-10: 1101043555

ISBN-13: 9781101043554

Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a secret that unfolds in and round Lake more desirable, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a dangerous rate. In her most modern 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 amazing 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 lower 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 suppose for the desert and a willing knowing of characters who thrive in severe stipulations, a superb loss of life is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.

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Denny Castle, captain of the 3rd Sister dive concession, a private venture permitted by the NPS, was older than the Bradshaw twins, close to Anna’s age she would have guessed, though he might have been as old as forty-five or as young as thirty-five. Life on the water and under it had weathered his face until it was aged and ageless, like wood that’s been worn almost smooth. There was no gray in his hair, but in hair so blond, it would scarcely show as anything more than a subtle fading. He wore it long in the fashion of general Custer.

That’s more than most of the people here know. These Upper Peninsula types aren’t given much to introspection. I’m Patience Bittner. I manage the lodge. ” Anna nodded, took a sip of her drink, turned her mind free again to glide out over the water. ” “Yes,” Anna said neutrally. “It’s the last of it, I promise. It was ordered without my approval and it seemed a shame to pour it out. It’s such an ordeal getting anything good shipped out here back of beyond. I’ve got quite a decent California red coming in on the Ranger Three.

After medication, food, and shelter had been eliminated, Anna guessed it was booze and, though she could empathize with the need for a good stiff drink, she refused to go back in the rain and growing dusk to fetch it. Her refusal cost her any goodwill she might have earned for bringing them and their boat in off the lake. By the time they were settled in the shelter at Little Todd Harbor with her assurance that she would return with a Homelite pump in the morning, they’d grown almost surly. Leaving them to deal with their damaged egos, Anna made her escape.

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