Borderline (An Anna Pigeon Novel)

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by Nevada Barr | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0425233782 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 7/9/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, November 17, 2012
I went to my local library today to pick up some books which had come in for me. I cruised past the for sale shelves and this book leaped out at me. (Well, maybe not but I still felt compelled to bring it home.) Since it is an uncatalogued paperback it was only 58 cents. I've been a fan of Nevada Barr's books for many years because they are set in US Federal parks. This one is set in Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande in Texas. When we were on vacation this summer we spent a few days in a park on the Rio Grande in Arizona so I have a good idea of the setting.

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Nevada Barr sets her books in various National Parks in the United States and her sleuth, Anna Pigeon, is a kickass mature woman ranger. Ever since I read a copy of Blood Lure, which was set in the Glacier National Park I have been a fan. It maybe helps that I have visited quite a few of the parks where she has set her mysteries but I think anyone who likes a mystery with a strong female character would enjoy them.

In this book Anna is recovering from a stressful incident in the previous book, Winter Study, and she has come to Big Bend National Park in Texas to take a rafting trip with her husband, Paul, and four college students. It is supposed to be a few days of communing with nature, having fun and eating well but it quickly turns into another stressful outing. Their raft gets overturned and all their belongings are swept away. When one of their number goes to search the bank to see if anything can be saved she discovers a body in the water. It is an extremely pregnant Mexican woman and she is still alive. Anna and the rest pull her from the river, she gasps "Please save my baby." and dies. Anna performs a C-section and the infant girl is saved. When the guide climbs up the bank to try to get a signal on her satellite phone she is shot by someone above. It is up to Anna and Paul to get the rest of the young people and the baby up the bank and to help. This, of course, is an ordeal in itself.

I was astonished, given that this book was written in 2009, that one of the characters in the book is a politician who wants to build a wall to keep Mexican people from coming into the USA. I guess that idea has been circulating for longer than I thought. It certainly made the book seem very relevant to today's circumstances.

Journal Entry 3 by winggypsysmomwing at Second Cup – Graham & Edmonton in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, June 14, 2018

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I will be taking this book to the Winnipeg BookCrossing Meetup tonight. If no-one there takes it home it will be left on the OBCZ shelf for a new reader. This is a release for the Allergic to A release challenge.

When you find a BookCrossing book it is yours to do with what you like. You can read it and keep it or pass it on or if you don't think it is your kind of book pass it on to someone who might like it or release it in a spot for someone else to find like you just did. Whatever you choose it would be great if you could write a short note letting us know what new adventures the book is on.

Journal Entry 4 by Pooker3 at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, June 16, 2018
I tend to say I don't care much for mysteries but truth is every one I've ever read I've enjoyed. Gypsysmom's description of Nevada Barr traipsing about National parks won me over. I'll take this to the lake with me. I hope there's no bears in it.

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