"Blood Lure" by Nevada Barr is the ninth ebook in her Anna Pigeon sequence. Anna is a park ranger with the USA Nationwide Park Service. Every ebook within the sequence takes place in a special Nationwide Park, the place Anna is concerned in fixing a homicide thriller.
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is at Glacier Nationwide Park aiding in a grizzly bear DNA undertaking. She's mountaineering the backcountry with Joan Rand the biologist who’s overseeing the groundbreaking undertaking and Rory Van Slyke, a younger man from Earthwatch, an impartial environmental group. They're gathering bear DNA caught in traps, dismantling the traps and setting them up in new places. The brand new traps are coated with blood and fish guts and left for a number of weeks for additional assortment.
After a grueling day they arrange their tents and settle in for some slumber however earlier than lengthy they're woken by roars, thumps and the sound of ripping cloth. When every part calms down the 2 girls emerge to search out the campsite ransacked and Rory lacking. The search is for a crazed bear and a younger man however as a substitute they discover the physique of a lifeless girl. And it seems she's been murdered by human arms. Hikers discover Rory within the woods and name for assist. He's disoriented and claims the bear justified him off. It seems that the lifeless girl is his stepmother. Did he kill her? The park is brief handed and Anna is enlisted to assist with the investigation.
Anna Pigeon is a good character who grows and modifications in every ebook however the park is the primary focus on this story. I loved the fantastic descriptions of surroundings and nature however too many particulars in regards to the Bear DNA undertaking made the start drag. The tempo picks up after the murdered girl is discovered. Though not as thrilling as a few of her different adventures the thriller has some twists and turns that stored me studying. Barr left loads of clues and forensic proof however I by no means noticed the top coming.
Writer: Berkley (February 5, 2002)
Paperback Pages: 352
Worth: $ 7.99