Winter Study

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Berkley Books, 2009 - Fiction - 469 pages
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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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Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns to Michigan's bitterly cold, icebound Isle Royale National Park (first featured in A Superior Death) in the 13th entry (after Hard Truth) of Barr's National Park series ... Read full review

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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. 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, Burn, The Rope and Destroyer Angel.

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