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Barr, Nevada.
Adult Fiction BARR

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Barr's outstanding 16th Anna Pigeon novel (after Borderline) takes the National Park Service ranger to the urban wilderness of post-Katrina New Orleans, where the Jazz National Heritage Park preserves the Big Easy's music. Anna comes to believe that a creepy neighbor, Jordan, one of the "gutter punks" who roam the city, is a pedophile. But Jordan turns out to have another side, and his link with Clare Sullivan, a Seattle actress whose family was murdered in a fire Clare is suspected of setting, is a linchpin of Barr's skillful plot. Anna vividly maneuvers the luridÅcity jungle, from a Bourbon Street strip joint, where the women have formed a family, to a brothel specializing in children. Anna also learns that appearances can deceive even the most insightful of rangers. Anna's complex personality continues to elevate the series, and the ranger's sojourn to New Orleans further energizes this always reliable series. 150,000 first printing. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Our favorite park ranger is back. On administrative leave after her adventures in Texas's Big Bend National Park (Borderline), Anna Pigeon visits a friend who works at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Soon Anna is involved with a mysterious character named Jordan who is not what he appears to be. Their hunt for two missing children leads them into the seedy underworld of sex trafficking and corrupt politicians. As always, Anna is in the thick of things, but her years of law enforcement training and work in the great outdoor parks do not fully prepare her for the wilderness of the urban scene and its inhabitants. Nonetheless, Anna prevails. Unlike in other Barr novels, the park plays a very minor role, but the excitement reigns with a multilayered story, nonstop action, and attention-grabbing characters. VERDICT Making her Minotaur debut, Barr has written another hit. Her fans will devour this. [Seee Prepub Mystery, LJ 4/1/10; 150,000-copy first printing; library marketing campaign.]-Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colls., Mt. Carmel, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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