Synopses & Reviews
In the midst of a dangerously dry season, national park ranger Anna Pigeon has been posted to Cumberland Island off the Georgia coast for a monotonous, twenty-one day fire watch. But her boredom is short-lived, for this remote and marshy place is breeding ground for more than just the imperiled Loggerhead turtle; it also spawns eccentricity and secrets, greed, suspicion. . .and murder.
A small plane crashes into the palmetto thickets nearby. Anna and her crew arrive in time to control the blaze, but too late to save pilot and his passenger, Cumberland's sole law enforcement ranger. When the cause of the "accident" is determined to be sabotage, Anna becomes entangled in an investigation that threatens to upset the very delicate balance of this fragile ecological preserve. For she is precariously close to exposing dark, clandestine crimes both old and new that someone has worked very diligently to conceal. . .and which make Anna Pigeon the most endangered creature on the island.
In a dangerous dry season, park ranger Anna Pigeon is posted to Georgia's Cumberland Island on 21-day fire detail. When a plane crashes nearby, Anna and her crew arrive in time to put out the flames, but too late to save the pilot and his passenger, Cumberland's only full-time law enforcement ranger. And when the cause of the "accident" is proven to be sabotage, Anna embarks upon an investigation that threatens to expose dark, clandestine crimes both old and new, making Anna suddenly the most endangered creature on the island.
Cumberland Island, off the coast of Georgia, is a breathtaking setting for tedious fire presuppression duty. But Anna's boring routine is shattered when two men die in a plane crash, victims of sabotage. This classic mystery is now repackaged.
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