The first novel featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon is reissued. When a fellow ranger is killed and his death is ruled a mountain lion attack, Anna's suspicions are raised. It's up to her to save the protected cats from the prejudiced locals--and prove the kill was the work of a species far less rare.
Mystery, Park-Ranger Style
By Wendy Kaplan - May 28, 2002
I judge mysteries on how fast they hook me. And I was hooked on "Track of the Cat," the first in Barr's Anna Pigeon series, within one page.The fascinating plot revolves around the intrigue and in-fighting among the park rangers on the border between Texas and New Mexico. Who knew? Even among diehard environmentalists such as Anna and her coworkers, political pettiness exists. That's why, when a fellow ranger is found supposedly murdered by one of the park's protected cougars, Anna goes from 1 to 10 on the rage meter. She doesn't believe it's a lion kill--and she knows that the intricate politics and age-old fighting between ranchers and rangers will result in a sanctified lion kill.Racing against time, Anna sets out to solve a murder that only she believes is a murder. The more she finds out, the more sinister the seemingly beautiful and pristine canyons and mountains become. Two more rangers disappear...and are ultimately found dead. Just what is going on, and how can Anna... read more
By Cara - April 3, 2000
Nevada Barr is really the first mystery writer I've ever looked at, and "The Track of the Cat" is the first book I've read of hers. It's very good, and maybe a little old now since it was published in 1994. However, the time of publication does not matter in this case, for I loved the stark description of the national park where Anna Pigeon works. I enjoy her relationship with her psychologist sister who still lives in New York, and the unravelling mysteries surrounding the death of fellow ranger Sheila Drury and the disappearance of another male ranger. Unfortunately, the copy I had might have been missing some pages right near the end, so I don't know if I went through the entire story. Once again, read this and be enthralled with Nevada Barr's debut novel!
Anna Pigeon, Park Ranger
By Victoria Tarrani "writer, editor, artist, des... - June 24, 2000
Anna Pigeon is a Park Ranger who has left NY to escape her own personal history for the open spaces and peace of nature. Peace, however, has a cost and in this case it means solving murder, intrigue and the losses of endangered and monitored species. When Anna is in danger, we learn about the rigors of climbing sheer stone walls only to discover yet another secret.Nevada Barr has created a character that is unique and believable. In getting to know Anna the reader also learns about the real life of a park ranger from one who does the job. The mystery is excellent; I recommended this book to both my mother and daughter who now are fans. Even my son-in-law who has a busy career has found the time and energy to be drawn into this mysterious, well defined world.
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