Destroyer Angel

Destroyer Angel

Large Print - 2014
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After a summer fighting wildfire, park ranger Anna Pigeon is enjoying a weekend away camping in Minnesota's National Park with her girlfriends. Leah Hendricks is the genius behind a high-end sports gear manufacturer and Heath Jarrod has volunteered to test out some of the equipment. But when they encounter a band of violent kidnappers little do they realise that their ultimate challenge will be to stay alive.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9781410466914
Branch Call Number: L.P. Fic Barr
Characteristics: 523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Jul 14, 2019

Anna Pigeon is back in Minnesota and it's not turning out to be a great visit. She heads off with friends to camp on the Fox River and bad things happen. No spoilers here.

Unlike other Anna books, there isn't a real "mystery" here. You know from chapter one who the bad guys are. Maybe there's some little cloudiness surrounding motive, but this reads more like a survival story than a traditional mystery. This is not a complaint.

Love Anna, love Barr, great story.

ArapahoeAnnaL Apr 26, 2019

A terrific thriller and sort of mystery, this book has nasty villains and amazingly resilient heroines. Like zombies in a horror film these women refuse to die.

Jan 30, 2019

Listen to Barbara Rosenblat read Anna Pigeon audio books to fully appreciate - this one does not disappoint!

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.

Mar 06, 2015

I've read most of Nevada Barr's books and appreciate the fortitude of her leading female character Anna Pigeon. I especially love what she teaches about caring for the outdoors. I was bored the first few chapters, but after that couldn't lay the book down. In this book, she shows how three women and two girls endure great suffering to persevere against captors who would kill them in a second. I loved some of her inventive ways of striking back and will encourage women and girls to read this book. Barr offers so much in the way of how to overcome fear, exhaustion and privation. Learn some ways to fight back as a victim. I think the focus on the paraplegic woman and her unique needs was marvelous education for all of us -- even with major disabilities there are ways to fight back with results.

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.

Feb 04, 2015

This whole book is like being in the middle of a white-water canoeing trip in particularly treacherous rapids. The guide is missing, supplies have gone overboard, and a bunch of petrified amateurs are trying to keep from being dashed against the rocks. I flipped the pages so fast my thumb got paper cuts. If you stop and think about the narrative at the end, some of the tightly spun strands begin to separate*. However, Barr is very compelling and I was more than happy to suspend disbelief. It's also refreshing and unusual to have a picture of five female heroines at different ages/stages, all in very different life circumstances. Each of the women displays her own strengths and weaknesses in dealing with the events described. Without wanting to spoil anything, I give the book a trigger warning. Warning notwithstanding, Barr is less guilty of sensationalism than most thriller writers would be when describing the circumstances. I found her character observations moving, plausible, and evocative. With regard to alpca4118, below, I strongly disagree with his or her complaint that too much time is spent on the disabled woman's circumstances. IMHO, any boredom with the subject might have more to do with one's discomfort with the condition of paraplegia than Barr's writing. *Criminal motivation, mostly.

Jan 23, 2015

I've long been a fan of the Anna Pigeon series because she's so resourceful -- never ever requires a male to rescue her. I loved the tension in this one and the courage shown by all the women as they struggled to survive against these brutal men. For me, this series just keeps getting better.

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.

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ArapahoeAnnaL May 07, 2019

Heath gazed into the fire, marveling at the concept of camping out, canoeing a river, building a fire, and eating and sleeping in the wilderness. This was a fine and wonderful thing. Boy Scouts did it, park rangers and hunters and hikers did it, photographers and dishwashers and presidents did it. And now cripples did it, she thought. Hooray for our side. pg 7

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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