Ly good The wr Anna Pigeon goes undercover as a waitress in Yosemite National Park to find what happened to three hikers She must spend time getting to know the various persons in the park and Being Chummy Is Not One Of Her chummy is not one of her She does manage to forge some trust but most people think she s a company spy of sorts Adding to the confusion the chief ranger is called away during Anna s investigation and she does not know who was named acting chief This causes her to do some one wolf adventures when she should have reported her intentions This installment of the Anna Pigeon series works well as an audio book The mounting threats and tension keeps one Catwoman listening I figured out part of the final solution but the author created one twist I did not expect I m glad I decided to pick this series back up where Ieft off 35 stars This mystery novel s heroine is Anna Pigeon an undercover park ranger She is working as a waitress in the hopes of discovering what happened to four missing people The poor Baby Legacy (So Many Babies lady is beat up several timeseft on her own by her supervisors and deemed to be a poor waitress which seems to hurt her self esteem Maybe the real reason is that hits too close to home as she isn t that great of a detective she doesn t solve the mystery as much as just get the solution handed to herAnna is a professional involved in the national park system but doesn t eave word of where she might be going when she hikes into danger Not sure who might be the killers she has no trouble walking around alone but importantly while not paying attention to her surroundings so she can be run off the road She needed or the writer wanted breaks in the story so she could rehash what had been earned This became very tedious causing the reader to mentally wonder off This device was probably warranted as Anna seemed to have trouble remembering she has a significant other waiting for her thus it isn t much of a stretch to believe she can t remember the clues she has so farInstead of any real detective work the author uses the chance discovery and the villain s desire to spill it allThe mystery is solved three fourths of the way through the book Langlais correct pour les Nuls leaving the reader to wait for the wrap up that will eventually comeThere are some spots with confusing sentence structure which is jarring causing the reader toeave the story in an attempt to understand what the writer is trying to say Damn Nevada Barr for writing books I can t put down so I don t get enough sleep I should know better than to start one of her novels in the evening Nevada Barr is one of those people who write so well I find myself slowing down to make sure I capture every word It s kind of necessary as her prose isn t the "light and simple fiction one finds in the average mystery novel High country is tight fast "and simple fiction one finds in the average mystery novel High country is tight fast interesting and full of content While that Constantly Craving last may be an odd description I m tired of mysteries that use aot of pointless banter or heroine in grave peril for no discernible reason just to fill out the pages As she s gotten older she s gotten opinionated and I expect conservative But the writing is so good I A Preface to Democratic Theory ll forgive her defense of profiling this once I dike to remind her that the second argest terrorist ATTACK ON AMERICAN SOIL WAS PERPETRATED on American soil was perpetrated a white Christian American Her opinions did bother me twice in this novel but both were only a couple of sentences ong and moderately applicable as well as being appropriate for the character to feel Unlike Dana Stabenow who while a good writer is judgmental on really silly things Her main character has proclaimed that a woman who doesn t provide her child a ight on the nightstand to read by is a bad mother and clearly doesn t respect herself if she doesn t make her bed Men on a week ong backwoods huntin. Yosemite National Park to investigate the disappearance of four young employees What waits for Anna in th. G trip carrying in backpacks by float plane don t care about their families if they don t also bring framed photographs of their Bourdieus Secret Admirer in the Caucasus loved ones Who takes a framed photo camping I don t even take them to a hotel But I digressIike Anna because she s a ittle of a curmudgeon but she knows it And It Fits With it fits with character She doesn t expect people to ike her much but she knows there s a reason She s a real 3 dimensional character What s she s in Byzantium law enforcement and actsike itIf you Contacts Desired like mystery thrillers and the wilderness I think youl Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, love Nevada Barr First of all I want to say that the Anna Pidgeon mystery series is stellar and I absolutelyove it I eagerly await every book and would recommend it to anyonethat being and would recommend it to anyoneThat being there was one glaringly obvious flaw in this book that I just had to point it out Minor Spoiler References below Anna is supposed to be a The Oracles Golem (The Oracle law enforcement agent With her training and after all her previous exploits in which she is physically harmed why did she not inform someone of where she was going to be before she went on a 24 mile hike during the winter in one of the most harsh environments If someone couldn t have accompanied her she should at theeast have called in and Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations let one of the other rangers know where she was goingAlso at the end when she was walking everywhere didn t it occur to her that there was a disfigured partially burned murderer out there who might still want her dead Yet she continues to be out in the middle of nowhere in the dark where even someone who didn t haveaw enforcement training and criminals after her wouldn t dare to walkAnyway I just had to get that off my chest Other than that this is an excellent series well worth reading I just wish Anna would get a bit sense I have been into these Anna Pigeon novels from the start She s a smart and resourceful National Park Ranger who author Barr has moving from one USA National Park to another with each book This book finds her in Yosemite National Park and I Let It Bree / Cant Buy Me Louie (Harlequin Duets, liked the premise that Pigeon can t use most of her ranger skill set because she is stuck as an undercover waitress trying to see whether foul play was involved with the disappearance of four people including another waitress in the recent past Barr finds ways to make this assignment interesting while giving us readers some of the behind the curtain details of how this part of a park operation is run Anna is separated from her committed relationship and she is finding that her co workers are often 20 to 30 years younger than her This creates some good tension as she tries to find ways to bond with people that she wouldn t otherwise As the plot rolls out we get some nice details per usual about what makes this park the attraction it is As the story progresses we along with Anna get some clues about what those disappearances are really about That s why it is really disappointing when Anna not only goes rogue but goes against her training in setting up aikely confrontation with the criminal element for which she is not in the slightest prepared We can see it coming why can t sheWith the encounter comes Anna s resourcefulness and fortitude but it is just the baseless situation itself that rings false Because the reader isn t given a good reason why Anna didn t do things in the manner that she was trained "It Tends To Spoil All That Comes After If You "tends to spoil all that comes after If you ignore that you will enjoy Barr s descriptions of Yosemite in the cold season and her ability to become almost poetic as when she writes that two people are The Solitary Self linked by one s cigarette smoke on a winter s nightike some weird ectoplasm The peak of the action comes just after the middle of the book Then Barr slips the story back to mystery from thriller I cannot get over the big disconnect so 25 would be generous. 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Nevada Barr ¹ 5 ReadI was a ittle dissappointed by this book Having been to Yosemite many times I felt maybe she hurried the research for this book Her facts could have easily come from a short visit brouchers and blogs Her story One Wish (Thunder Point, lines are predictable so I want to be carried by the scenery It started off as appealing wondering how the scraps of information wouldead to a fabric that the protagonist would
PUT TOGETHER BUT THERE WAS Atogether but there was a of supposition going on and it felt rushed sloppy even After a while it felt as if the author had contempt for city people that come to parks and ruin them which I get but it came off as condescending and I could not get over that characterization Having been to Yosemite I expected to experience a sense of Nostalgia for the camp but it never came across Perhaps that s my own disconnect perhaps the author s At any rate the book simply felt rushed and the characters felt forced It s a mystery so I can t critiue the ending without spoiling it so I La santa anoressia. Digiuno e misticismo dal Medioevo a oggi ll just say I wrapped up the book feeling underwhelmed I ve said it before and Il repeat it here I m generally not a fan of the mystery fiction genre I ve read a few of the Nevada BarrAnna Pigeon mysteries simply because I am a fan of our National Parks and I Remembering and Repeating liked the idea of using the Parks foriterary series The fact that Nevada Barr is also a true National Park Ranger has made it interestingI am also not in the habit of Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story listening to a book rather than reading one but because I knew I was going to be driving a good distance several days in a row I uickly rushed to myibrary to Mona Lisa look for a book on CD that I thought I might enjoyThis has been myeast favorite of the books I have read by Barr I immediately sensed the red herrings and was sure I knew who was behind the trouble I was right The fact that drugs played a key role in the plot was a real disappointment Didn t drugs figure in to another of her books I believe soI guess all in all it really just seemed too easy I didn t have to work much as a reader and I didn t feel she had to work too hard as a writer stock characters and plot and a wonderful setting that never really figured in to the storyNot recommended "THIS WAS A WONDERFUL STORY ON AUDIO CASSETTE THAT "was a wonderful story on audio cassette that Fly Away Home (South Africa Series, listened to en route to my daughter s house It was exciting realistic and it showed Anna the Park Ranger as resourceful smart and tough She was posing as a waitress to ferret out information for two people who d disappeared in Yosemite She goes into the park alone not a great idea and encounters much than information Also is going on at the restaurant that is affecting Anna A great read 35 starsI find the Anna Pigeon crimemysterysuspense novels as reading comfort food They are well written and predictably good Anna Pigeon is this kick ass crime solving national park ranger Even though this is a series I find no problem reading them as stand alone books Iistened to the audio version of this book and narrator did an adeuate job in reading this book The narration was not bad and not exceptionally good either In this book Anna is undercover in Yosemite National Park trying to track down why four young hikers mysteriously disappeared in the Yosemite back country Anna s cover is working as a waitress in the restaurant of one the Yosemite Valley odges The timing in the story is in the winter So as in many suspense novels the winter season casts a dark and ominous backdrop to the story The characters besides Anna are not always strongly developed so they are stereotypical in their roles in the story This however is not necessarily a bad thingThe main attraction is the plot and the twists and turns through the story In this particular story some of the twist and turns are not as good as they could be Other parts of the plot twists are real. Alternate cover edition ISBN 0425199568National park ranger Anna Pigeon goes undercover as a waitress at.