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Blind Descent: Anna Pigeon Series, Book 6
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Award-winning author Nevada Barr fills the pages of Blind Descent with heart-stopping suspense, plots that twist around every corner, and spectacular wilderness settings. When park ranger Anna Pigeon embarks on a thrilling subterranean rescue mission, she confronts personal demons and a multitude of life-threatening dangers—not all of them from the hostile terrain. A fellow ranger is injured in a suspicious accident while exploring the mostly unmapped Lechuguilla Cavern in New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. During a fleeting moment of consciousness, the victim calls for Anna. Battling her paralyzing fear of small spaces, Anna descends into the lifeless underworld to uncover what really happened. As Anna wriggles through cramped tunnels and climbs rocky precipices, she discovers treachery and destruction lurking in the inky black just beyond her headlamp. Veteran narrator Barbara Rosenblat provides the perfect voice for the courageous, but very human, park ranger and her colleagues.

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        Early in this sixth tale in Barr's evocative and suspenseful series (after 1997's Endangered Species), national park ranger Anna Pigeon is summoned from duty in Colorado to New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. A woman caver seriously injured while exploring the nearby Lechuguilla cave is a friend who has asked specifically that Anna help in her rescue. Anna has faced everything from forest fires to deep-water dives with equanimity, but claustrophobia has so far kept her above-ground. "A chilling image filled Anna's mind: herself crouched and whimpering, fear pouring like poison through her limbs, shutting down her brain as the cave closed in around her." Fully aware of her vulnerability, Anna nevertheless takes the plunge, leading readers through a truly harrowing series of tight squeezes. Barr is so good at involving us in Anna's terror that, when Anna finally reaches the surface again, we share her "unadulterated joy. Even the dirt smelled alive." Above ground, Anna quickly becomes involved in pursuing possible links between two murders and soon finds herself a rifleman's target. A sneaky suspicion starts to grow as we share the progress of her investigation of possible suspects within the sharply sketched community of cavers and National Park Service bureaucrats. Barr couldn't possibly ask Anna--and us--to go back underground again, could she? Wouldn't that be more than courage and credulity could bear? When it happens, of course, it seems inevitable and thoroughly satisfying--thanks to the writing and plotting talents of a master. Mystery Guild main selection; author tour.

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      • content: Caves. Claustrophobia. Politics. Murder. Wrap them all around a diverse cast of characters, and another adventure of park ranger Anna Pigeon comes vividly to life. As Pigeon sets out on a subterranean rescue mission, determined to save her longtime friend despite her own fears of closed spaces, veteran reader Barbara Rosenblat pulls the listener into this tale of human complexities and courage. She capitalizes upon the underlying sardonic humor that balances the suspense and intensity of the plot. Rosenblat even belts out a few phrases of song in her rich contralto, leaving the listener wishing for more. J.E.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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        In Anna Pigeon's latest case she reluctantly visits the Carlsbad Caverns National Park to help a friend injured on an expedition two days inside nearby Lechuguilla Cave. She must overcome her own fear of caves as well as sort out the murders (and attempted murders) that follow. Barbara Rosenblatt's boyishly husky voice is ideal for Park Ranger Anna, whether it's low and self-confident or raised with panic. When Anna battles claustrophobia and agonizingly controls her fear, Rosenblatt exercises careful control of her voice. The slackening pace of her words emphasizes the tension Anna experiences and, thus, places the listener under similar tension. Rosenblatt agilely adopts accents--a slight Australian one, a Texas drawl--that jar with Anna's lack of regional accent, but they do not detract from the story. Look for action, emotion, and surprises in this deep, dark mystery, and enjoy every chill and thrill so vividly expressed by this expert reader. Recommended.--Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Williamsburg, VA

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