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In Blind Descent, Nevada Barr takes you to a place which, unless you go spelunking, you've probably never been before: Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Her main character, Anna Pigeon, is claustrophobic but determined to do her job and save a fellow park ranger, even if that means descending into the cave. The world in Lechuguilla is stunning and so different from every day reality, it's almost like being on another planet.

One of the main reasons I love Nevada Barr is because she sets her books in different National Parks across the country and gives you a great feel for the park and the region. I recommend checking on the Internet for photos of Lechuguilla Cave (and other of Barr's locales) so you get a good visual reference when reading her books.
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A would-be killer is drawing Anna Pigeon deep into the darkness-and closer to hell than she's ever gone before.

"Anna Pigeon, the intrepid National Park Service ranger in Nevada Barr's superb wilderness mysteries, has had some perilous experiences in the five novels that preceded Blind Descent, but none compares with this thrilling subterranean adventure in the underground caverns of Lechuguilla, 'a monster man-eating cave' in New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. When a fellow ranger is injured in a caving accident, Anna chokes back the willies of claustrophobia and joins the rescue team. Burrowing 800 feet below ground, she negotiates airless tunnells, gaping pits, vaulting caverns and silently flowing rivers, each hazard with a daunting name like Razor Blade Run or the Wormhole. At the end of the dangerous descent, she reaches her friend and hears her say, 'It wasn't an accident.' A would-be killer is drawing Anna Pigeon deep into the darkness-and closer to hell than she's ever gone before.

 

About the Author

Navada Barr is the award-winning author of seven Anna Pigeon mysteries: Track of the Cat, A Superior Death, Ill Wind, Firestorm,Endangered Species, Blind Descent, and Liberty Falling. She lives in Mississippi and was most recently a ranger on the Natchez Trace Parkway

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HistoryWriter, August 7, 2012 (view all comments by HistoryWriter)
I'm a big fan, working my way through the Anna Pigeon novels in order. This one took a dark turn (pardon the pun) but I don't want to spoil the outcome. If you like Nevada Barr, you'll like this book, although I do think too much time was spent underground, in the dark, or talking about the technical details of exploring caves.
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kmoran1234, April 30, 2010 (view all comments by kmoran1234)
If you are a spelunker/caver you would really enjoy this book especially if you want to read about how to get hooked and hitched prior, during, etc. to descent. The book details this information almost 3/4ths into reading before you start to experience a steady page turner. Granted I am not a caver by any means, and was bored with too much jargon/detail regarding this sport. This is the first book I have read by Nevada Barr and will try another title before I cross this author off my must reads.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380728268
Subtitle:
An Anna Pigeon Mystery
Author:
Barr, Nevada
Author:
by Nevada Barr
Publisher:
Avon Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Pigeon, anna (fictitious character)
Subject:
Women park rangers
Subject:
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Subject:
Carlsbad
Subject:
Lechuguilla Cave
Subject:
Pigeon, Anna
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Anna Pigeon Mysteries Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 0504
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.80x4.27x1.04 in. .39 lbs.

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In Blind Descent, Nevada Barr takes you to a place which, unless you go spelunking, you've probably never been before: Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Her main character, Anna Pigeon, is claustrophobic but determined to do her job and save a fellow park ranger, even if that means descending into the cave. The world in Lechuguilla is stunning and so different from every day reality, it's almost like being on another planet.

One of the main reasons I love Nevada Barr is because she sets her books in different National Parks across the country and gives you a great feel for the park and the region. I recommend checking on the Internet for photos of Lechuguilla Cave (and other of Barr's locales) so you get a good visual reference when reading her books.

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