The Rope (Paperback)
|Author: Nevada Barr|
|In "The Rope," Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna Pigeon''s past and finally reveals the story of her first case. In 1995, 35-year-old Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she''s simply moved on--her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies, and no clear memory of how she got herself in this situation.|
From the Publisher:
It's 1995. Fresh off the bus from New York City, a broken-hearted 35-year-old named Anna Pigeon takes her first job as a park employee: a decidedly unglamorous, seasonal stint at the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, she goes hiking alone in the park?never to return. Her co-workers assume she's moved on since her cabin is cleaned out. But when Anna wakes up?trapped at the bottom of a well, naked, with no supplies and no memory of how she got there?she must draw upon all of her strength, courage, and skill to survive. Because whoever set Anna's trap isn't through with her yet?
Fans of Nevada Barr's long-running series following the investigations of park ranger Anna Pigeon might have wondered just how Pigeon became the tough lady she is today. In THE ROPE, Barr digs deeply into her heroine's troubled past, and while this book will answer many questions, the secrets revealed are painful to discover. Anna had almost no experience working in nature when she left New York City to join the Park Service. Reeling from some serious heartbreak, she was looking for a change of pace and scenery. Instead, Anna witnesses a murder, and then finds herself captured by a sadist. Not an easy way to get tough quick, but this story will certainly captivate fans, and may be a good intro for new readers.