High Country (Anna Pigeon Series #12)

High Country (Anna Pigeon Series #12)

by Nevada Barr
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High Country (Anna Pigeon Series #12) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is senior ranger at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi, but at the moment she works undercover as a waitress in the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park. Four young adults who worked at the park disappeared, but after unsuccessfully looking for them for days the searchers gave up........................................ The Chief Ranger of Yosemite thinks something criminal is going on at the park and she wants Anna to find out what it is. Anna shares a dorm room with two young roommates, who once shared a room with one of the girls that disappeared. One of the mates that vanished has four thugs living in his small cabin and every one of Anna¿s instincts believe they are somehow connected to the missing park employees. When Anna starts investigating in earnest, she finds out why the employees were killed, why one of her roommates is scared to death and why her immediate superior hates her. Now if she can only live long enough to expose the guilty parties...................................... There is a chase scene that is right out of the movie Deliverance and readers will believe Anna will never escape those who want to kill her. How she does it is a thing of beauty, pitting woman against mother nature and man. Nevada Barr is in top for with her crisp, melodic and sharp writing and her extraordinary characterizations. HIGH COUNTRY is a very visual work and most scenes can be pictured by even those whose mind¿s eye is blind to the great outdoors.................................... Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anna Pigeon reminds me of the policewoman from the Coen brothers movie ``Fargo'' -- gritty, determined and very much a human being. So when things gets scary, you really feel Anna's vulnerability. I'm a convert, and will be buying the back list of stories
Guest More than 1 year ago
I eagerly scooped up a hardcover edition of Nevada Barr's latest. Yosemite is my favorite of all the national parks, but this story set there is my least favorite of all Barr's books. The violence level seems higher than her previous novels, and too much of the story, for my taste, takes place in the relative 'civilization' of Yosemite valley. Or maybe it's just that the story is set in a gloomy stretch of winter, where Anna Pigeon feels oppressed by the overhanging clouds and gray skies all the time. It's a far cry from my memories of piercingly blue skies, starry nights and vast sweeps of granite peaks. Or maybe it's just that I can't get the hang of an Anna Pigeon without a single phone call to shrink sister Molly. Still a good book, but not up to usual standards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a city girl, I get a real taste of the outdoors with Anna Pigeon. I have read most of them and have no problem going back to read those I've missed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! It was the first one I have read by Nevada Barr, but I will be reading more of hers for sure! I really enjoyed the way she could put you right there in the middle of Yosemite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having backpacked extensively throughout the years, I really liked this story. Alot of attention to detail. Have been in similar situations like this character, very authentic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While High Country was one of the better of the Anna Pigeon mysteries, it wasn't the best. As usual, good writing and a fairly good plot combine for a bit of lite entertainment. The main disappointment was that the book felt too long for the plot. It could easily have been quite a bit shorter. Some of the action sequences seemed a bit redundant or, maybe, overdone. The ending was far too abrupt. Still, a really good read overall. Stephanie Clanahan
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Amberspirit sat quietly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anna Pigeion has long been a self important know it all blow hard, but now she has shown her true colors as a big fat jerk. When rescue workers are bringing down the frozen body of a young man that had ruthlessly been gunned down in the park, they drop it and it rolls down part of the hill. Anna likens this to scenes from the movie WEEKEND AT BERNIES. For that, I couldn't help but cheer for the bad guys to maybe not win, but to at least give her a good eye goudge or two. And...if you come upon a dying doe in the woods or on the road...approaching it to cradle its head in your lap really isn't the best idea. I can only hope Anna gets deer ticks.