Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Series #6)

Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Series #6)

by Nevada Barr
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Overview

Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Series #6) by Nevada Barr

Park ranger Anna Pigeon is enjoying the open spaces of Colorado when she receives an urgent call. A young woman has been injured while exploring a cave in New Mexico's Carlsbad Cavern Park. Before she can be pulled to safety, she sends for her friend Anna. Only one problem: a crushing fear of confined spaces has kept Anna out in the open her whole life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101145142
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Anna Pigeon Series , #6
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 47,337
File size: 593 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Formerly an actress and a park ranger, Nevada Barr is now an award-winning and New York Times–bestselling novelist and creator of the Anna Pigeon mysteries, and numerous other books and short stories. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and various pets.

Hometown:

Clinton, Mississippi

Date of Birth:

March 1, 1952

Place of Birth:

Yerington, Nevada

Education:

B.A., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 1974; M.A., University of California at Irvine, 1977

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Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Series #6) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was so descriptive...you could practically feel yourself panicking when the author describes descents into the cave. I really enjoyed it...Nevada Barr is good!
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Nevada Barr has finally hit her stride with the Anna Pigeon series. This one was by far the best yet. The suspense was edgier and the plot more interesting. The setting really added a new dimension to the story. This is what I have been waiting for in the Anna Pigeon series. Let's just hope Barr can keep it up from here. Stephanie Clanahan
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Seattleteacher More than 1 year ago
Me too...at least while reading this book! Descriptions and details waaaayyyy too long. Characters confusing and not particularly interesting...I didn't much care what happened to them...and that's deadly in a mystery. My mystery book club chose this and "And Then There Were None" Agatha Christie for our "locked door" selection. Agatha rocks!! Even on a second or third read-through. Rocks...Barr has got but doesn't.
StephanieDPA More than 1 year ago
I began reading her books with "Winter Study", which I enjoyed very much. After that book I wanted to read more of her books, so I have purchased her whole series. I really like the character and the this book is really good. You will want to read all of them.
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OK, let¿s fact it. You know the minute you pick up one of Nevada Barr¿s Anna Pigeon park ranger mysteries that at some point in the narrative, our intrepid heroine is going to get herself into a life-threatening situation and you are going to be sitting on the edge of your seat unable to put the book down. However, in Blind Descent, Nevada Barr outdoes herself, because the suspense is as thick as the impenetrable darkness Anna Pigeon descends into when she joins a rescue team to bring out an injured park employee from a miles-long mostly unmapped cave in New Mexico¿s Carlsbad Caverns. The injured caver whispered Anna¿s name during a brief moment of consciousness, and so, battling claustrophobia Anna squeezes through tunnels and rappels down rock faces to the side of the injured woman, who confides to Anna, during another moment of lucidity, that she was pushed. Her injury was not an accident. Which one of the handful of people deep in the bowels of this inhospitable underworld did it? And why? Will they kill the injured caver before she can be brought to the surface? And, anyway, what was that sound? A cave creature? One of the many charms of the Anna Pigeon mystery series is that the novels are all set in a different National Park, giving the reader an education in, for example, the behind-the-scenes workings of well-known locations such as Yosemite National Park as described in High Country, the civil war background of the less-known ramparts ruins on the island Dry Tortugas National Park at the tip of the Florida Keys, and the intriguing feeding habits of Glacier National Park grizzly bears in Blood Lure. Therefore, I expected that the almost totally underground setting of Blind Descent would be without charm until I began to read the book. That¿s when I discovered that, au contraire, underground caving, the creation of immense underground caverns, and their discovery is a fascinating subject. And then there¿s our beloved Anna Pigeon, dashing and swash-buckling, at a time in her life when most people are contemplating early retirement, she continues to pull off deeds of daring-do in spite of aching joints and fatigue. I can¿t help myself. I love Anna Pigeon. When I grow up I want to be just like her, except that, uh oh, I am already grown up. OK, so I love to pretend I am her, leaping tall buildings in a single bound, flying faster than a jet plane . . . no, wait a minute, that¿s another super hero. In any case, Anna is as close to a real down-to-earth super heroine as you can get and I love her. Carole Chapman is the author of Blessed, The Golden Ones and its revised, updated version, When We Were Gods.
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Flightpath ran in. "I came as quick as I could." He mewed, handing her a stick to bite down. He assembled wet moss, borage, and other herbs.
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The journey out to their den would normally take less than half a day, but as Spirit walks alongside Lavamist he watches as the sun sets and now moonhigh approaches. Honeykit by now seems to be warmer than normal, and her wailing has been reduced to an incessant whimper, still occasionally struggling to get free. "Do you want me to carry her?" Spirit offers, wishing to conserve Lavamist's energy. Crickets chirp in the distance but all else is silent. Although Spirit is used to being awake throughout the night, Velvetsnow is beginning to tire. She yawns occasionally as she walks alongside Rosepetal. "I can carry the medicine if you like," she offers, guessing she's getting tired as well. -Velvetsnow-
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Nearly at the western border of Horseclan the hills of the Upland Meadow finally peak at a crest before rolling down to unknown land. It is at this crest that the cats of Horseclan are to be buried. Although the bodies of many older generations of Horseclan members still rest in the prairie that the clan had to leave so long ago, their memory is still here. They go back as far as Sunnystar herself. Braveheart, Fawnstep, Spiritwhisker, Mistypetal, Stonemist, Limecreek, Bramblethorn, Servaljump, Blacksoul, Cloudheart, Tigerleaf, Maplejay, Cinderwolf, Skyleaf, Ghostpelt, Windwing, Blackfeather, Whitefoot, Skypelt, Featherkit, Leafsun, Harikamoon, Wolfheart, Sunflare, Smokerise, Snapdragon, Poppydawn, Rainsplash, Cougartooth, Riverleaf, Navysky, Goldenfinch, Dreamlily, Barklight, Daysnight, Saberpaw, Icynight, Opalburst, Springbrook, Hollyflower, Wolftooth, Wavebreak, Heronstripe, Doepaw, Flowernose, Deercloud, Blizzardflight, Sunleaf, Pebblebird, Blazepaw, Coyotepaw, Tigerpaw, Spottedpine, Joyleap, Pinefang, Cinderpaw, Sleetpaw, Luckypaw, and Blossomkit all have a special place in the hearts of their living clanmates and will never be forgotten. Velvetstar, Lilywolf, and Goldenstar especially are permanently engraved into the souls of those they had to leave behind. Cats are welcome to visit and grieve in peace here. But they should also rejoice, for these cats have found their way to Starclan and exist in eternal happiness. Now there are no new graves and Starclan willing it will stay that way for many moons. However a small miracle does grow here. Catmint, nearly impossible to find in the wild, grows in large clumps between some of the stones at the top of these hills. A blessing from Starclan, it is also a reminder that those gone before will always look after those who remain alive. ~ The Burial Ground, Sapphirestar