Flashback by Nevada Barr

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The five-week New York Times bestseller, now in paperback.Running from a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a small grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbor seventy miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets it would keep; not just in the present, but in shadows from its gritty past, when it served as a prison for the Lincoln conspirators during and after the Civil War. Here, on this last lick of the United States, in a giant crumbling fortress, Anna has little company except for the occasional sunburned tourist or unruly shrimper. When her sister, Molly, sends her a packet of letters from a great-great-aunt who lived at the fort with her husband, a career soldier, Anna's fantasy life is filled with visions of this long-ago time. When a mysterious boat explosion-and the discovery of unidentifiable body parts-keeps her anchored to the present, Anna finds crimes of past and present closing in on her. A tangled web that was woven before she arrived begins to threaten her sanity and her life. Cut off from the mainland by miles of water, poor phone service, and sketchy radio contact, and aided by one law-enforcement ranger, Anna must find answers or weather a storm to rival the hurricanes for which the islands are famous.






 

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NEVADA BARR is a novelist, actor, and artist best known for NEVADA BARR is a novelist, actor, and artist best known for her New York Times bestselling, award-winning mystery seriesher New York Times bestselling, award-winning mystery series featuring Anna Pigeon. A former National Park Service Range featuring Anna Pigeon. A former National Park Service Ranger, she currently lives with her husband in New Orleans, Louir, she currently lives with her husband in New Orleans, Louisiana. siana.
 
Published February 3, 2004 by Berkley. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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Anna won’t know till she’s made it through Aunt Raffia’s interspersed letters, which raise questions of their own about the guilt of Dr. Samuel Mudd, held in Fort Jefferson after setting assassin John Wilkes Booth’s broken leg.

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When National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon starts wearing.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Each story was told so skillfully that I got totally involved in what was happening and then to be jerked out of that story and taken a hundred years away to another story generally destroyed the flow of each.

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Reviewing the Evidence

In Nevada Barr's latest entry of this popular series, the author reinvents the past while Park Ranger Anna Pigeon learns the history of her latest posting.

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