Borderline

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Penguin, 2009 - Fiction - 399 pages
27 Reviews
New York Times-bestselling author Nevada Barr delivers another extraordinary Anna Pigeon novel set in the wide open vistas of southwestern Texas.

The killings on Isle Royale have left Anna drained and haunted, her memories of her time with the wolf study group forever marred by the carnage on the island. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, she is on administrative leave, per her superintendent's urging. Anna wonders if the leave might not be permanent, either by her own choice or that of the National Park Service. The one bright spot in Anna's life is Paul, her husband of less than a year. Hoping the warmth and the adventure of a raft trip in Big Bend National Park will lift her spirits, Paul takes Anna to southwest Texas, where the sun is hot and the Rio Grande is running high. The sheer beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and the power of the river work their magic-until the raft is lost in the rapids and a young college student falls overboard, resulting in an even more grisly discovery. Caught in a strainer between two boulders and more dead than alive, is a pregnant woman, hair and arms tangled in the downed branches. Instead of the soul-soothing experience they'd longed for, Anna and Paul find themselves sucked into a labyrinth of intrigue that leads from the Mexican desert to the steps of the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas.
  

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Review: Borderline (Anna Pigeon #15)

User Review  - Doris - Goodreads

This tale, following as it did on the Isle Royale mystery, was a bit of a disappointment. It was an easy read, but the action and the story all seemed to be seen at a distance. Except for the ... Read full review

Review: Borderline (Anna Pigeon #15)

User Review  - NoŽlibrarian - Goodreads

This mystery, set in the Big Bend National Park, features Barr's National Park Service heroine, Anna Pigeon Ė and she's deep in adrenaline-pumping trouble. When Anna and her husband take a rafting ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
264
Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (2009)

Nevada Barr is the award-winning author of fourteen previous Anna Pigeon mysteries, including the New York Times bestsellers Winter Study and Hard Truth.

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