Monday, June 15, 2009
Anna Pigeon is in a very dark place and has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She finds herself placed on administrative leave to recover.
Anna's new husband, Paul, suggests a trip to Big Bend National Park and a leisurely, relaxing rafting trip down the Rio Grande. His hope is that the warmth and adventure of southwest Texas will help Anna heal. The power of the river and the rugged beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert begin to work their magic, but when murder, betrayal and loss are added to the itinerary, Anna finds herself and her companions in a fight for their lives.
This is the latest novel in the Anna Pigeon series. I always enjoy Nevada Barr's writing. I enjoy the combination of mystery and nature. The Rio Grande and the rugged landscape are as much of a character in this novel as any of the human characters. This is an adrenaline-pumping adventure story with lots of unexpected plot twists and turns, wonderful escape whether in your beach bag or in your carry-on luggage. What do you think?
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