E being uite preposterous The writing is choked with senseless analogies for the first third f the book Anna repeatedly hides in plain sight suffers endless injuries and communicates Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land on a spiritual level with a dog The criminals are too easily duped Basically this is a backwoods fantasy story for women This was perfect for me just what I hoped for in an escape into the latest thriller featuring National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon Another scenario in a wilderness setting that pits Anna s relentless spiritf defiance and resourcefulness against some seriously dangerous dudes Well ne dude actually in this caseIn this tale Anna is n a camping and canoeing vacation with friends in a National Forest in northern Minnesota Off the grid in the real boonies uite a dysfunction crew Her true friend Heath is paraplegic and her 15 year adoptive daughter a bit fragile from a dark past Along for the ride is a wealthy engineer Leah who wants to test Indiscretion out special adaptive camping euipment her company for the handicapped and her snurly 13 yearld daughter all pissed for being unplugged from her smart phone So why not shake up the flagging party by having a gang Indiscretion of four armed city thugs kidnap everybody while Anna is awayn a little canoe trip to hold nto her sanity Sure it s contrived but wouldn t you love to see how Anna can save the day With no tools weapons r food Plus she has the extra burden Soul Dust of Heath s dog who has a broken leg from the bad guys What is supposed to be a day s hike to where a plane can pick the group up turnsut to be a much longer The Dyfed Enigma: Unidentified Flying Objects in West Wales ordeal when they get lost In time the twisted selfish psychesf the bad guys get unleashed at the expense 6S: The 6S Review, Issue 2 of effective teamwork and for the hostages it becomes a parablef that which does not
kill you makes you stronger Three f the bad guys are virtually you makes you stronger Three f the bad guys are virtually monsters but Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland one called dude for anonymity is as implacable and ruthless as the TerminatorAs in so manyf Barr s stories what would seem likely to sink under the trappings Surly Bonds of a wrenching potboiler is saved by Anna s can do ego balanced by self deprecating humor Always OCDver littering by the killers she always seems to run into in the wilderness This Sex, Lies, and Videotape one becomes an artful cross between The Ransomf Red Chief a story where kidnapped kid drives the bad guys nuts and Straw Dogs a Peckinpah movie where an average guy has to kill evil guys swarming like zombies I usually love the Anna Pigeon series because f the many different parks she love the Anna Pigeon series because f the many different parks she assigned to Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays one usually learns things about the parks that is very interesting This book was different this book is all Anna alone with a trusty dog in a green cape she must save her friends Very suspenseful from the very beginning the pages literally flew by Sinsf the past must be paid Along the way some f the characters learn new things about themselves their strength and
bonds adversity either brings ut the best r Adversity either brings ut the best The Paper Wife or worst in people Barr jhas written so many books in this series and yet she staysn top f her game does much than phone it in Good series wonderful characters In Destroyer Angel Nevada Barr channels Lee Child Anna Pigeon finds her inner Jack Reacher Not that Anna wasn t tough before She s tough in a real way not a cartoon li. Thirteen For Heath and Leah this is a shakedown cruise to test a new cutting edge line f camping euipment The euipment designed by Leah will make camping and canoeing accessible to disabled We, the People: Of Earth Elders outdoorsmen On their second nightut Anna goes Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition offn her مترو own for a solo evening floatn the Fox River When.
Nevada Barr ✓ 8 reviewKe Reacher There is no mystery here just Anna in a bad spot from the get go In this corner Anna and her four female wilderness exploring friends Two te SO disappointed I have loved each and every ne f Nevada Barr s previous books I love learning about different parks and Anna s struggles with dealing with people This book is in a basically nameless forest and full The Windy Season of stereotyped characters the paraplegic who forgesn courageously through her limitations the sullen teenager who ccasionally shows courageously through her limitations the sullen teenager who ccasionally shows spark A Month of Sundays of humanity the semi autistic mother who can t seem to relate to her daughter the leaderf the kidnappers who has no human feeling the rapist and the criminal who can t bear to kill a dog Oh and let s not forget the loyal smart dog who can somehow intuit every thought Evangeline, a Master For Tonight Companion Novel of Anna s and do exactly what needs to be doneInly finished the book because I won it Beneath the Jolly Roger on Goodreads and promised to write a review Otherwise I would have put it down earlyn I didn t really care about any Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise of the characters and it was just continual violence page after page There is no mystery to solve just bad guys to killPlease go back to writing aboutur National Parks and life in the NPS adding in a mystery to keep up ur interest No ne can put five females and an Pig old dogut in the middle Scipio Rising (Scipio Africanus of nowhere make them face untold danger and have readers clapping and cheering like Nevada Barr can Sure this is a thriller Of course it s an adventure story women against killers and nature Naturally Anna Pigeon gets to impart valuable informationn responsible camping and you d better believe that much needed comic relief is interspersed throughout all the deadly seriousness But Destroyer Angel is than the sum f its parts and its descriptionsThis book succeeds as both thriller and adventure story but what makes it special are the women Unarmed with no food and a gargantuan task ahead f her Anna goes feral in an attempt to get the job done Introduced in an earlier book I was happy to see the changes Heath and her adopted daughter Elizabeth have undergone Peppering up the gumbo are Leah a woman used to living in her mind than dealing with humans and her spoiled daughter Katie The interactions Rim of the Pit (Rogan Kincaid, of the four kidnapped females are fascinating as they go through the various stagesf fear hunger and exhaustion Can they rise above being mere victims I ll leave that for you to discoverIf you ve never read Nevada Barr you can read Destroyer Angel as a standalone because it is pretty complete They Also Serve on itswn however longtime fans Conversations From The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop: 8 Keys To Rediscovering Lost Dreams And Finding Your Life's Calling of the series are really going to savor Anna s tactics since we know her from earlier books This was a book I had to tear myself away from forcibly The second time I sat down with it I stayed glued to the pages until the end Welcome back Anna I missed you Ranger Anna Piegon isn vacation with a female friend and her stepdaughter While Anna seeks some solitude No Time for Sergeants one day her companions are kidnapped by four men with sinister purposes Anna hasnly two days to rescue her friends in a remote wilderness area I did not feel that this book was up to the standards f Ms Barr s previous works f the series Holy crap I loved this book All f Nevada s trademark tools are ut f the box in this ne Highly recommend. She comes back she finds that four thugs armed with rifles pistols and knives have taken the two women and their teenaged daughters captive With limited resources and no access to the Large Catechism of Martin Luther outside world Anna hasnly two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed Junior Jolt or flownut f the countr. More godawful prose from ne f the worst thriller writers I d put her at the bottom except the field is very worst thriller writers I d put her at the bottom except the field is very Barr is ne f those writers who gets worse not better the novels she churns utHer Troublemaker:: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty ornery refusal to use pronouns continues Muscles would not bunch Fingers would not bend and claw Tears threatenedFingers shookEyesight dimmedFeet workedKnees bentHip joints rotatedLight helpedVision grayedutShe has a tendency to repeat sentence patterns Here s the worst example an entire paragraph without letup Her editor should catch things like this Jimmy s coat protecting Anna s rump from the wet ground her lap protecting Wily they made themselves comfortable in a stand tireless: ofaks ringed with wild rose bushes and bracken Hunkered down to prey the two waited with the patience Teach Them Spanish!, Grade 1 of wild animals Putting her hands under the nylon rain cape she d made Wily she let his fur warm her fingers Head back against the bolef the tree she listened to the progress Toque de Veludo of the men gathering firewood Ears and nose beingf superior uality Wily closed his eyes and rested his chin n Anna s forearmThere are horrible cringeworthy bullshitty sentences like Wily was warm and the fire was warm and Anna was as the fire and the dog and the boulder cured f the burden f what the poets and the preachers called soulDon t try to write above your weight class Thriller readers don t want sentences like that Please StopPlease stop creating horrible new verbs like crabbed for moved like a crab and skinned ut for removed a piece The Four Racketeers of clothing These ghastly locutions are used multiple times Please give these words a break muscles bones skull belly These words appear dozensf times in her last few books Are you afraid people won t think you re a poet if you use the words head and stomach Please get a clue no ne thinks you
a poet and never willStop writing sentences like Their muscles and bones were gentled with fading and ncoming fertilityPlease The plot women and underage girls being tortured in the woods There s been a lot Phantoms Monsters: Mysterious Encounters of increased grotesuerie in Barr s recent novels It s almost like she s getting some sadistic thrillut Smithereens of it Yes the men the killers and rapists and predators always lose in the end but boy do the women have to go through a lotf physical abuse to get to that point Nevada Barr is another The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness of those authors who seem very nicen the Dark Diversions outside but must have some VERY dark things in her head This in mypinion is ne f the best Anna Pigeon novel in a few years If anything Barr s novels get a little dark and disturbing with each new ne but they are so engrossing suspensefulre a poet and never willStop writing sentences like Their muscles and bones were gentled with fading
And Wonderfully Readable Thatwonderfully readable that for her next ne can be pure torture If you have never read any Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds of the Anna P series may I suggest starting with either A Superior Deathr Firestorm if you do you may find yourself reading the ther fifteen including Destroyer Angel in uick succession NOTE the first novel is actually Track f the Cat but that is not her best hence why I recommend starting with ne f the next two Aside from the adventuremysteries reading Pigeon will also give you a new appreciation Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance ofur National Park system and ther parts f America s near wilderness areas Moderately entertaining despit. Anna Pigeon a ranger for the US Park Services sets Love! Valour! Compassion! offn vacation an autumn canoe trip in the to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota With Anna is her friend Heath a paraplegic; Heath’s fifteen year ld daughter Elizabeth; Leah a wealthy designer f utdoor euipment; and her daughter Katie who is.