“It brought back great memories of visiting Big Bend National Park. Terlingua was also a great place to visit. ”Loonyhiker wrote this review Wednesday, March 3, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“always love the anna pigeon series books.”Beth FW wrote this review Sunday, February 28, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Borderline, set in Big Bend National Park, is one of the best in the Anna Pigeon mystery/adventure series. The suspense and danger are constant as Anna and her cohorts battle a murderer and the elements in what begins as a guided raft trip on the Rio Grande. ”Marilynn wrote this review Monday, February 8, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“slow to get started, but suspenseful in middle and end. poor cow.”Laura M wrote this review Wednesday, February 3, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not the greatest Anna P book. ”empiregirl wrote this review Sunday, January 31, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked this one better than Winter Study, which was a bit depressing and scary! ”Paula N wrote this review Friday, January 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was the first Navada Barr book I read and it would probably be better if I had read it instead of listened to the abridged version. I liked the way it was written, but I thought the story line was a little used and obvious. I'm going to try to read another of her books and actually read it this time.
Synopsis: Anna, a Park Ranger, with traumatic stress is on leave. Anna and her husband, Paul, take an adventure raft trip onthe Rio Grande. Mishaps, accidents, killings, a pregnant woman and a baby all add up to mystery caught between the Mexicans crossing the border and the Texas governor. Liked the characters but the story was too obvious and had no real elements of surprise or anything new about it.”
“Anna Pigeon is attempting to recover from the violent murder of a killer in her last book set in Lake Superior. Pigeon is trying to come to terms with how she felt when she intentionally ended the killer's life. She is supposed to be struggling with this, but this struggle is not very believable. other than that, it is a typical Pigeon mystery. She and her husband take a rafting trip on the Rio Grande in Big Bend and find an almost dead pregnant woman, if that's not enough, as they attempt to get her out of the canyon, there guide is shot. Pigeon delivers the baby as the mother dies and grows attached to the child as she protects it against kidnappers (this is also pushing the envelope--having read the other Pigeon novels, I don't find this attachment particularly compelling, either). All ends well.”Mary v wrote this review Monday, January 11, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Colleen S said; 4 stars
NPS Ranger Anna Pigeon is on administrative leave after the events describe in Winter Study . Suffering from PTSD and at loose ends, she decides to go on a rafting trip in Texas with her husband Sheriff Paul Davidson. The raft is lost and one of the college students on the trip discovers the body of a pregnant women in the river, more dead than alive. Anna is able to save the baby, but before too many happy things can happen someone starts shooting at the group. Eventually, the group makes it out of the wilderness and Anna discovers that someone wanted not only the woman dead, but the baby as well.
This is like the 15th or so book in this series and although I don't read them as avidly as I once did, I still enjoy the books. There are always a lot of stunning descriptions of nature in these books and this one was no exception.
Michael E said: 4 stars
Solid escapist reading featuring an admirable hero who has toughness, heart, and humor, the Park Ranger Anna Pigeon. In this tale, she is recovering from a past violent experience and joins a rafting expedition on the Rio Grande with her husband and some college students. In a remote canyon of Big Bend National Park, they lose their raft and supplies in the rapids. They discover what appears to be a drowned pregnant Mexican woman and soon come under rifle fire from the cliffs above. Survival is a tall order without food or a weapon. Elsewhere in the park, the female mayor of Houston is attending a conference on immigration issues, where she plans to announce her run for governor on a conservative platform with respect to immigration. These two stories are artfully brought together and Anna rises to the occasion of much violent danger and intrigue through her indomitable spirit and skills.”