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A raging fire in a national park seems an unlikely setting for a murder, but that's exactly the circumstances that crime-fighting park ranger and medic Anna Pigeon confronts in this mystery thriller. A suspicious fire breaks loose in Northern California's Lassen Volcanic Park and Pigeon assists in battling the blaze and treating the wounds of other fire fighters. As if that's not enough, Pigeon finds herself without food and water trapped with a group of fire fighters, one of whom is a murderer. She tries to figure out who the culprit is before he, or the weather, strikes again. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As she's seen in her fourth spine-tingling adventure, it's hard to tell what impassions hard-nosed park ranger Anna Pigeon more?crime or grime. Fortunately, Barr (Ill Wind) has a flair for depicting both as she sets Anna to providing first aid for the crews fighting an especially nasty forest fire, probably caused by arson, in Northern California's Lassen Volcanic National Park. As if living intimately with strangers under stressful conditions weren't trouble enough, more problems flare when Anna and her EMTs must rescue a firefighter who has broken his leg. On their way back to camp, they are trapped in a firestorm?the most dangerous of all fire conditions. Anna is saved by her silver pup tent, or "shake 'n' bake," which she pulls over herself at the last minute as the fire dances on her back. One of the other medics isn't so lucky. Only it's not just bad luck. It's murder. The tension approaches unbearable when bad weather and destroyed roads trap Anna and the rest of her crew with the murderer in their midst. While Anna, with her compassion, toughness and abundant one-liners, calls Kinsey Milhone to mind, Barr's character is a true original. And for excitement, her line of work can't be beat. Mystery Guild selection; author tour.
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Great story! Another exciting thriller by Barr set in the middle of a terrifying forest fire. There were the usual amount of government service politics and in-fighting amongst the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jenifer Mohammed, Author of Resurrecting Cybele
Have read and followed Anna from the first book, interesting to watch her aging and the story is always intriguing, a good mystery read.. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Marie Smith
Nevada Barr has 2 books that are closed to "locked room" mysteries - that is, where the action and events are in a tightly controlled environment. Read morePublished on June 16 2002 by cousette copeland
This is the second Anna Pigeon novel I have read, and my only consolation for being such a latecomer to Nevada Barr's writing is that I can occupy myself with her backlist while... Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2001 by Shelley Mckibbon
FIRESTORM smokes. Anna Pigeon is a great mystery character, one of my favorites. I especially enjoyed this Nevada Barr novel. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2001 by Mystery Cat
Overall, this is good, exciting read. It's the fourth book in the Anna Pidgeon series and was nominated for an Anthony award. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2001 by Carol Peterson Hennekens
Anna Pigeon is a jack of all trades. Not only is she a park ranger with law enforcement training, but she's also an emergency medical technician and a trained firefighter. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2001 by Richard A. Lovett
As I've said elsewhere about this author, she has a wonderful gift for writing compelling and believable mysteries. Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2000 by Helen
Anna Pigeon, Park Ranger, has been called to Northern California's Lassen Volcanic Park to fight a blaze of suspicious origin. Read morePublished on June 24 2000 by Victoria Tarrani