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Synopsis: The laws of nature take a terrifyingly murderous turn in this spellbinding addition to the New York Times bestselling series featuring Park Ranger Anna Pigeon.
In Blood Lure, Anna returns to the West, where she is sent on a training assignment to study the grizzly bears in Waterton/Glacier National Peace Park, straddling the border between Montana and Canada. But back in her beloved mountains, where the air is pure and cool, Anna fails to find the spiritual renewal she expected. Instead, nature seems to have become twisted, carrying a malevolence almost human in its focus.
Along with bear researcher Joan Rand and a volatile and unpredictable teenaged boy, Anna hikes the backcountry, seeking signs of the bears. On their second night out, the tables are turned: one of the beasts comes looking for her. Daybreak finds the boy missing and a camper dead, her neck snapped by a single blow, the flesh of her face cut away with a knife. Feeling betrayed by both nature and humanity, Anna must find the beast stalking the trails-leading her readers deep into a gripping wilderness life-or-death mystery.
Nevada Barr takes readers on a journey like no other. With Blood Lure, she proves once again that she "has enough story-telling ability to power a dozen different series" ( The Denver Post).
Review: Park ranger Anna Pigeon, the fortyish heroine of Barr's popular series, is back, tracking grizzlies through the unforgiving landscape of Glacier National Park as part of a scientific investigation that's outlined with more detail than anyone who's not totally fascinated by these awesome animals will care about. In fact, the description of what actually goes into the lures set to attract the bears so they can be tagged and counted is guaranteed to rumble the strongest stomach--but that's just the back story in this newest Pigeon adventure. When the mutilated body of the stepmother of one of the bear trackers turns up in a remote corner of the park, and it becomes clear that she met death at the hands of a human rather than the claws of a grizzly, Anna goes on the hunt for the killer.
Barr's strength is in depicting the natural surroundings in which her heroine finds inspiration, solace, and comfort, and she limns the gorgeous landscape of Glacier with consummate skill. But her plotting leaves much to be desired, and when she finally reveals the killer's identity, motivation, and especially his accomplice, the discriminating reader may be tempted to throw this book at the nearest teddy bear. The trick ending is too much to stomach, unless you're a grizzly who'll eat (almost) anything. Up to that point, however, there's much to appeal to Barr's fans: another beautifully drawn portrait of a piece of America's vanishing wilderness and a few hours in the company of an appealingly cranky heroine whose appreciation of it knows no bounds. --Jane Adams
Title: Blood Lure
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2001. Book Condition: Good. 1ST. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2884989
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2001. Book Condition: Good. 1ST. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP85804162
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. 1ST. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP73161238
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2001. Book Condition: Fair. 1ST. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP7629199
Book Description Putnam Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Some wear on book from reading, some spine creases, wear on binding and pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2604229164
Book Description Putnam Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # 2618303090
Book Description Putnam Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0399147020I3N00
Book Description Putnam Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0399147020I3N00
Book Description Putnam Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0399147020I3N00
Book Description Putnam Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0399147020I3N00