Destroyer Angel

Destroyer Angel

Anna Pigeon Series, Book 18

eBook - 2014
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Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on vacation—an autumn canoe trip in the to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With Anna is her friend Heath, a paraplegic; Heath's fifteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth; Leah, a wealthy designer of outdoor equipment; and her daughter, Katie, who is thirteen. For Heath and Leah, this is a shakedown cruise to test a new cutting edge line of camping equipment. The equipment, designed by Leah, will make camping and canoeing more accessible to disabled outdoorsmen. On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs, armed with rifles, pistols, and knives, have taken the two women and their teenaged daughters captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed or flown out of the country.
Publisher: 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Minotaur Books, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 889 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781466841680


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Feb 14, 2017

I enjoy all of the Anna Pigeon books. Best if read in order. Characters come and go.

Aug 13, 2015

Very good reading with great plot and characters.

Feb 15, 2015

After reading about 1/3 of this book I didn't care if any of them made it out of the woods.

Sep 09, 2014

Author spends too much time on the emotional aspect of the hostage character that is disabled with a broken back. Enough, get on with the story. I lost interest about an hour into the reading as the author was too hung up on describing the handicap. Enough, we get it! Sorry, first book I've read by Anna Pigeon and this will be my last.

Aug 21, 2014

Was very disappointed--I have enjoyed all of Barr's previous books but this one was so wordy I couldn't enjoy readying - needed a dictionary!!

LaughingOne Jun 20, 2014

This is different from the other books in the Anna Pigeon series in that the focus is not so much on the park/natural environment but is more on the way the characters interact with and in the natural environment, with four bad guys doing their worst to the five women. What I especially liked was the reason for the trip the five women were making -- to test some equipment designed by one of the women -- equipment that could make it possible for people with disabilities (such as being paraplegic) to go canoeing, hiking, adventuring in the great outdoors. I was totally engrossed and finished the book in two sittings.

Jun 13, 2014

Destroyer Angel is one of Nevada Barr's best reads; perhaps her best.. It was almost impossible to put down. Five stars!

May 31, 2014

I don't read "women in peril" novels. There's enough of that in real life. Anna Pigeon needs to get back to being a ranger.

May 28, 2014

I have loved the Anna Pigeon series, but didn't care for this one. It's more of a suspense/thriller than a mystery, and didn't have the sense of place that the others have had.

477donna1109simms Jan 22, 2014

I am a long time fan of the Anna Pigeon series. I love the real humanity and true-to-life strength of Anna Pigeon. I love that her main focus is on her work and that the author doesn't sacrifice the fullness of Anna to the martyrdom of Romantic Love. I love Nevada Barr's full realization of other characters who surround Anna Pigeon, her insights into women and male behavior vis a vis women who are more than paper cuttr "virgins and whores." Brava Nevada Barr. Thank you for Anna Pigeon and, much more please.


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Apr 08, 2014

... the worst emotion was indifference.

Apr 08, 2014

kidnapping for ransom was not an American pastime.

Apr 08, 2014

until one could overthrow the monster, one would undermine him.


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