Winter Study

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Berkley Books, 2009 - Fiction - 469 pages
23 Reviews
It's January and Park Range Anna Pigeon is sent to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to learn wolf management. She's lodging in the island's bunkhouse with the famed wolf study team, and two scientists from Homeland Security, who are considering opening the park in the winters, so that the area can be manned to secure border with Canada -- bringing an end to the 50-year study. Soon following Anna's arrival, the wolf packs under observation begin to behave oddly. The discovery of wolf scat containing alien DNA leads the group to believe that perhaps a wolf-dog hybrid has been introduced to the island. But when a female member of the team is savaged, Anna realizes that something is seriously wrong. Now, what was once an idyllic refuge becomes a place of imminent danger. Without electricity or running water, and with temperatures hovering around zero, Anna must fight for her life;

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The mano-y-mano ending was a bit drawn out. - Goodreads
Plus, the ending bothered me quite a bit. - Goodreads
I won't spoil the ending, but it was too much for me. - Goodreads

Review: Winter Study (Anna Pigeon #14)

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My favorite Barr book to date. I'm completely infatuated with this author. She's an incredibly talented writer; intelligent, pithy, sophisticated and with an ability to grab you viscerally. This is ... Read full review

Review: Winter Study (Anna Pigeon #14)

User Review  - Nelson Pahl - Goodreads

While I've only read three Nevada Barr books to date, I found Winter Study to be another strong effort on her part. Great imagery, savory villains, and a plausible outcome. Definitely recommend to any nature-loving mystery enthusiast. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Nevada Barr was born on March 1, 1952. She is the author of a series of mysteries involving national parks. She draws on her own experience as a National Park Service ranger to thrill readers with the majesty of nature. Anna Pigeon, the heroine of such novels as A Superior Death and Endangered Species is a rough-and-tough ranger who left the wilds of New York for the great outdoors, and is modeled after Barr. The newest book in this series, #16, is entitled Burn. Barr began writing in 1978, garnering national attention with the publication in 1993 of Track of the Cat, which won both the Agatha and Anthony awards for Best First Mystery Novel. Her novels are known for breathtaking descriptions of nature, diverse settings, and a no-nonsense heroine. She also provides frequently unflattering portrayals of the National Park Service. Her works include 13 1/2, Winterstudy, Borderline, and Burn. His title's The Rope and Destroyer Angel made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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