By Nevada Barr
The five-week New York Times bestseller, now in paperback.
Running from a suggestion of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a put up as a brief supervisory ranger on distant backyard Key in Dry Tortugas nationwide Park, a small grouping of tiny islands in a usual harbor seventy miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets and techniques it's going to retain; not only within the current, yet in shadows from its gritty previous, while it served as a jail for the Lincoln conspirators in the course of and after the Civil struggle.
Here, in this final lick of the USA, in an immense crumbling citadel, Anna has little corporation with the exception of the occasional sunburned vacationer or unruly shrimper. whilst her sister, Molly, sends her a packet of letters from a great-great-aunt who lived on the castle along with her husband, a profession soldier, Anna's delusion lifestyles is stuffed with visions of this long-ago time.
When a mysterious boat explosion-and the invention of unidentifiable physique parts-keeps her anchored to the current, Anna reveals crimes of prior and current remaining in on her. A tangled internet that used to be woven prior to she arrived starts to threaten her sanity and her existence. bring to a halt from the mainland via miles of water, negative cell provider, and sketchy radio touch, and aided through one law-enforcement ranger, Anna needs to locate solutions or climate a hurricane to rival the hurricanes for which the islands are well-known.
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I'm not sure this will fill the bill but, lacking in blood and edged weapons, it's the best I could do short of coming down there and killing somebody for your amusement. The letters are to our great-great-grandmother, Peggy, from her sister, Raffia, who was married to a captain in the Union Army. For three years he was stationed on that unprepossessing sand spit upon which you've decided to maroon yourself. In hopes this will pass the time and keep you out of trouble- Love, Molly "Hah," Anna said.
Anna thought Teddy would almost welcome disaster-even at the cost of a few lives-if her husband would finally be given a chance to shine. "Thanks for putting up my groceries," Anna said by way of greeting. " "Yup. " Anna didn't much care for either bagels or key lime pie, but she enjoyed the dickering. " "Two. " Anna dumped her bag and threaded her way to the back of the office. To facilitate climate control and keep out the endless weeping of moisture and dust from the tiers above, the office was completely enclosed, walls and ceiling painted white, making it into a box that could have as easily been in a trailer house in Nevada as a two-hundred-year-old fortress in the Gulf of Mexico.
A good catch," she argued aloud. "I am," Paul promised. " "I'm sure you would be," Anna said pulling herself out of the jewel-lit church and back into the stony gloom of her office with its firing slit for a window. Born of the flashback-not the first she had of Paul's offer of marriage-a juxtaposition of joy and haunting filled her lungs as it had in St. James Church. She blew it out on a gust of air. "I'm about to lock up," Teddy called back. " "No. I'm done," Anna replied, glad to have the impetus to move.