By Nevada Barr
The five-week New York Times bestseller, now in paperback.
Running from an offer of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a submit as a short lived supervisory ranger on distant backyard Key in Dry Tortugas nationwide Park, a small grouping of tiny islands in a typical harbor seventy miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets and techniques it's going to hold; not only within the current, yet in shadows from its gritty prior, whilst it served as a jail for the Lincoln conspirators in the course of and after the Civil conflict.
Here, in this final lick of the USA, in a huge crumbling fort, Anna has little corporation apart from the occasional sunburned vacationer or unruly shrimper. while her sister, Molly, sends her a packet of letters from a great-great-aunt who lived on the citadel together with her husband, a profession soldier, Anna's delusion lifestyles is full of 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 earlier and current last in on her. A tangled net that was once woven prior to she arrived starts off to threaten her sanity and her existence. bring to a halt from the mainland through miles of water, negative cell provider, and sketchy radio touch, and aided via 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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They sailed from many ports, most in the south and southeast, following the shrimp: four weeks in Texas, then through the Gulf to the Keys. Some boats were family owned, most were not. All were manned and kept in a way unique to an idiosyncratic and inbred culture. " Having spent an unspecified and largely undiscussed number of years in the land version of that violent fraternity before, as he put it, "breaking my back and seeing the light," he would know. The shrimpers were a scabrous lot, not just the boats, which reeked of dead fish, cigarette smoke and old grease-part cooking, part engine-but the sailors themselves.
Even here I'd never heard crying of the like gusting into our rooms. It had that anguished animal sound of a wild thing dying in a trap. "They oughtn't be let drink," Tilly said primly. Oh to be a girl again when right and wrong can be settled by decree. I doubt, were the Union Army comprised utterly of ladies for temperance armed with rifles, they could keep liquor off Garden Key. As it is the soldiers crave drink more than do the prisoners. There's little here for amusement but fishing and becoming drunk.
It was the biggest diamond she'd ever seen outside a jewelry-store window. Light, green from the grass under the saint's feet, caught in the facets till it glowed like kryptonite. Anna felt her strength being drained away. Paul held it out to her, but she could not raise her hands from where they rested, palms up on her thighs like fainting white spiders. " Sweetheart. She'd grown to love the endearments he was so comfortable with. Darling. Honey. She'd not yet been able to say them back, but she planned to give it a shot real soon.
Anna Pigeon 11 Flashback by Nevada Barr