Here, on this last lick of the United States, in a giant crumbling fortress, Anna has little company except for an occasional sunburned tourist or unruly shrimper. When her sister, Molly, sends her a packet of letters from her great-great-aunt, who lived at the fort with her husband, a career soldier, Anna's fantasy life is filled with visions of this long-ago time.
When a mysterious boat explosion - and the discovery of unidentifiable body parts - keeps her anchored to the present, Anna finds crimes of past and present closing in on her. A tangled web that was woven before she arrived begins to threaten her sanity and her life. Cut off from the mainland by miles of water, poor phone service, and sketchy radio contact, and aided by one law-enforcement ranger, Anna must find answers or weather a storm to rival the hurricanes for which the islands are famous.
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Nevada Barr never disappoints!
Enjoyed this book as much as I've enjoyed all of the other Nevada Barr novels I've had the good sense to read. Just when I start to think, this can't be as good as the last one..... I am surprised again and swept up into the tension and suspense that Ms Barr is so good at. She also never disappoints at weaving in the beauty and importance of our national parks. Now more than ever, I so appreciate her loyalty and dedication to National Parks!