By Nevada Barr
It truly is fall within the Sierra Mountains, and Anna Pigeon is slinging hash in Yosemite nationwide Park's old Ahwahnee inn. 4 kids, all seasonal park staff, have disappeared, and weeks of labor via crack search-and-rescue groups have did not take place a unmarried clue; investigators are uncertain as to if the 4 went AWOL for purposes in their personal - or died within the park. wanting an out-of-park ranger to paintings undercover, Anna is precise to eating room responsibility; yet after per week of ready tables, she is familiar with the lacking staff are just the 1st indication of a ailment threatening the park. Her twenty-something roommates quit their party-girl methods and panic; her new eating place colleagues regard her with suspicion and worry. but whilst Anna's lifestyles if threatened and her transitority manager turns a deaf ear, she follows the odor of evil, taking a solo hike up a snowy trial to the excessive nation, looking solutions. What awaits her is a nightmare of dying and greed - and maybe her ultimate event.
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Tiny trotted down the long room to check it. "Straighten it. God! It looks like it was laid by Hottentots," she declared, and trotted away. "Must be some bigwig," Nicky whispered as they set about straightening the already straight and tidying the already tidy. "Probably a movie star. Tiny's got major hots for Johnny Depp. " "Oh gross," Nicky cried. Giggles descended once more. "Get a grip," Anna snarled. There wasn't much use in yelling at the stoned, but she hoped to at least frighten them into being less irritating.
Anna pushed Mary into the stifling darkness. Inside it was eighty degrees or better, the woodstove crackling and smoking with too much wet wood. "Uh, sit down if you can find a spot," their host said uncertainly. The place looked as if frat boys had been having a three-day orgy in an REI warehouse. Equipment, new by the look of it, and backcountry apparel were scattered and heaped so thickly not even a footpath remained across the plank floor. Dixon's storage boxes and cook area had been looted.
From there, Mark managed without help, building on general human experiences. Dix had offered the use of his cabin should Mark ever come to Yosemite. He'd arrived to find the tent cabin empty and was hanging out, climbing, waiting for Dix to return. Without coming out and saying so, he managed to get across that Billy Kurt, Bobby and Ben were recent acquaintances who'd horned in on his quarters when the weather turned cold. Anna listened and watched. By the end of the beer she might have believed Mark's version of events.
Anna Pigeon 12 High Country by Nevada Barr