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The Resource Blind descent, Nevada Barr

Blind descent, Nevada Barr

Label
Blind descent
Title
Blind descent
Statement of responsibility
Nevada Barr
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Language
eng
Summary
Murder goes underground when park ranger Anna Pigeon heads to New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns on a subterranean rescue mission. A would-be killer is drawing Anna Pigeon deep into the darkness-and closer to hell than she's ever gone before. "Anna Pigeon, the intrepid National Park Service ranger in Nevada Barr's superb wilderness mysteries, has had some perilous experiences in the five novels that preceded Blind Descent, but none compares with this thrilling subterranean adventure in the underground caverns of Lechuguilla, 'a monster man-eating cave' in New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. When a fellow ranger is injured in a caving accident, Anna chokes back the willies of claustrophobia and joins the rescue team. Burrowing 800 feet below ground, she negotiates airless tunnells, gaping pits, vaulting caverns and silently flowing rivers, each hazard with a daunting name like Razor Blade Run or the Wormhole. At the end of the dangerous descent, she reaches her friend and hears her say, 'It wasn't an accident.'" "Barr's descriptions of this Stygian underworld -- so beautiful, so mysterious and so treacherous -- have a stunning visceral quality, largely because of her heroine's affinity with the natural world. Strong, independent and proud of it, Anna is less appreciative of nature's higher orders. (If she had a tail, she says of her edgy encounter with another caver, it would have been lashing.) Her abrasiveness may blind Anna to the subtler signals of human behavior, but alone in the darkness, she can see clear to the heart of the matter."
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Summary
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon embarks on a subterranean rescue mission, confronting personal demons and many life-threatening dangers as she tries to save a fellow ranger
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Mysteries, 1998
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1998.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
014392
Cataloging source
BKL
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552 .A73184
LC item number
B58 1998
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Anna Pigeon mysteries
Series volume
0006
Target audience
adult
Label
Blind descent, Nevada Barr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map of the Lechuguilla Cavern on endpapers
Control code
80428
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9780399143717
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97034083
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37370442
  • (OCoLC)37370442
Label
Blind descent, Nevada Barr
Publication
Note
Map of the Lechuguilla Cavern on endpapers
Control code
80428
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9780399143717
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97034083
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37370442
  • (OCoLC)37370442

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