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Anna Pigeon's first case—this is the story her fans have been clamoring for...this is where it all starts.

In The Rope, the latest in Nevada Barr's bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna's past and finally reveals the story that her many fans have been long asking for. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on—her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation.

As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, determination and will to live that she didn't even know she still possessed to survive, outwit and triumph.

For those legions of readers who have been entranced over the years by Park Ranger Anna Pigeon's strength and determination and those who are new to Nevada Barr's captivating, compelling novels, this is where it all starts.

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    How Anna became a park ranger

    The story seemed gorier than most of Barr's other Anna Pigeon novels. As always she spins a compelling mystery but in the end I don't think I cared to know that much about Anna's history.

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    The Rope

    Difficult to put the book down. Excellent.

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    Good but

    Enjoyed as a prequel and was good but not as good as most Anna Pigeon mysteries. Got a bit slow in parts.

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    the rope

    Great read! I look forward to adding more to my collection of anna pigeon mysteries....

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    The Rope by Nevada Barr

    Finally, we know how and why Anna Pigeon became a law enforcement ranger! An excellent read; I had a hard time putting it down!

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