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Nevada Barr brings her acclaimed New York Times bestselling Anna Pigeon series to Minotaur Books with one of her most compelling, complex novels yet! Anna Pigeon, a Ranger with the National Park Service, is newly married but on administrative leave from her job as she recovers from the traumas of the past couple of months. While the physical wounds have healed, the emotional ones are still healing. With her new husband back at work, Anna decides to go and stay with an old friend from the Park Service, Geneva, who works as a singer at the New Orleans Jazz NHP. She isn't in town long before she crosses paths with a tenant of Geneva's, a creepy guy named Jordan. She discovers what seems to be an attempt to place a curse on her--a gruesomely killed pigeon marked with runic symbols; and begins to slowly find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans. Tied up in all of this is Jordan, who is not at all what he appears to be; a fugitive mother accused of killing her husband and daughters in a fire; and faint whispers of unpleasant goings-on in the heart of the slowly recovering city.Now it will take all of Anna's skills learned in the untamed outdoors to navigate the urban jungle in which she finds herself, to uncover the threads that connect these seemingly disparate people, and to rescue the most vulnerable of creatures from the most savage of animals.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312614560
Branch Call Number: M BAR
Characteristics: 378 p. ;,25 cm


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Feb 26, 2016

I did not like this book. It should have never been written.

Oct 25, 2015

My least favorite of a favorite author.

May 18, 2013

I've read several of Ms. Barrs books and I've enjoyed them. Burn's story is covered up by flowery discriptions that do not add to the story and slow the reading concept.

Nov 15, 2012

Very disappointing. This has to be her worst book.

Jan 12, 2011

Sad, dark...but this series has been getting a little darker over the last few novels anyhow. Two stories--one featuring Anna Pigeon, one featuring new characters--trade chapters (more or less) for about half the book, before you finally figure out how they intersect. The chapters dealing with a woman named Claire are harder to get into (and have dark themes) than those featuring our familiar heroine. When they come together, the story gets darker; but at least we're on more familiar ground, and we get an interesting glimpse into how Anna appears to others.

Nov 13, 2010

I'm always eager for a new Nevada Barr, but the darkness of this story was hard for me. I like Anna better out in the wilderness.

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