By Nevada Barr
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon returns to stand her so much duplicitous foe—human nature—in Nevada Barr's New York Times bestseller, Hunting Season.
The quiet fantastic thing about autumn on Mississippi’s Natchez hint is speedily shattered while Anna solutions a choice to Mt. Locust, as soon as a operating plantation and resort, now a vacationer spot. however the guy Anna unearths in an outdated bed room is not any vacationer in misery. He’s approximately bare, and extremely dead—his physique bearing marks in keeping with intercourse video games long gone awry. On a writing desk close by is an open Bible with ominous passages turned around in red.
There are secrets and techniques that favourite males during this God-fearing nation desire to retain lower than wraps—and Anna has stumbled right into a nest of them.
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Or maybe just didn't know where the brake pedal was. " Six hours after Zach died Anna identified his body at the morgue. Despite the violence of the collision, his body was almost completely unmarked. Still, he'd not looked as if he were sleeping. That was a story invented for comforting children. Without life inside, the human body looked like the awkward and asymmetrical compilation of parts it was. At the time she'd known seeing the face in death would eclipse a thousand memory pictures of him in life.
The bruise marks are wide and, but for the inner thighs, the skin's not broken. From the color of the bruising I'd guess the restraints were tight, brutally tight. No defensive marks or wounds. He must have agreed to the bondage. " Jones's face was blank, his eyes fixed to the left and above Anna's right ear as if he listened to a siren singing on her shoulder. Either he was thinking deep thoughts or he'd had a small stroke. " He didn't answer right away but the frozen look melted. Had Anna been a superstitious woman she might have said his soul came back into his body, such was the change from mindlessness to mindfulness in the man's eyes.
Visitors might come," Shelly said stubbornly, but she was winding down, anger leaking out of her shoulders and neck. Anna waited patiently, no glances up the hill to the inn, no tightening of the mouth. "Somebody might come," Shelly said. "They shouldn't... I mean nobody should ... like kids," she finished lamely. The last vestiges of warfare dribbled away. The yellow-brown eyes were clear, if bruised by what they had seen. From harridan in the inimitable style of Anna's grandma Sanderman, Shelly had settled back into a tractable, well-intentioned employee of the National Park Service.