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Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon #5)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  4,993 Ratings  ·  230 Reviews
Was the crash of the drug interdiction plane on an iolated Georgia island an accident - or sabotage? Park ranger Anna Pigeon investigates. Though the "experts" are called in to evaluate the crash, Anna can't let the investigation rest solely in their hands. Her inquiry causes her to stumble into shady dealings that question the integrity - and honor - of her own crew.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Avon (first published 1997)
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Nov 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-us
The Anna Pigeon books are comfort food. I always enjoy entering Anna's life and finding out about which National Park she will be working at. In this story she is in Cumberland Island Park in Georgia as a Fire fighter, there with other Park Service employees just in case. Also in the mix are the Loggerhead turtles, coming ashore during their annual migration to lay their eggs and as well, a plane crash and possible murder. The story meanders through the mystery, Anna is lovely as ever. I also li ...more
Mar 04, 2009 rated it liked it
They're all turning into Dick Francis books to me...So many similar sounding titles that you discover you've read them when you get home from the library... and like Francis - so so as mysteries go...likeable characters...especially Anna Pigeon...Love the settings in our national parks...the settings have compelled me to read more of the series
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good story - Anna is sent to a National Park off the coast of Georgia for "pre-fire suppression" and instead of a fire, there's a plane crash. And the plane was sabotaged.

And, as usual, Anna figures out who did it and the culprit tries to kill her. Never fails!

I enjoyed the story. Moving on to the next one.
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3* Track of the Cat
3* A Superior Death
3* Ill Wind
3* Firestorm
2* Endangered Species
Dec 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Dual stories with FBI agent Stanton helping find the source of Molly's death threats while Ranger Anna Pigeon is finding out who caused a plane to crash in the Cumberland Island Park, Georgia.
Stanton faces his romantic midlife inconsistencies by falling for Molly while Anna faces her needs for the solace she finds in spacious nature despite chiggers, ticks and weighty turtles. Thus ends their affair of the heart. After Anna is stuck inhaling an acre of burning marijuana she has a bleating fawn l
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this mystery series: Barr's Anna Pigeon novels are smart, gripping and well-written, and Anna has grown on me. Because Anna is a park ranger on various assignments across the U.S., the stories introduce new places to visit and provide detailed descriptions of the local flora and wildlife. Endangered Species takes place on Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia, and readers will learn about the loggerhead turtle, feral hogs, golden orb spiders and chiggers - in-between murder and mayhe ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked it. I'm glad I put some space between the last book in the series that I read and this one, but I will some distance before the next one too. The writing is good, I liked getting to know Molly better, and Anna continues to be an interesting character for me. Well worth the time on a Sunday morning to read.
Jeri Collins
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-books
I always think of my mom when I read Nevada Barr books. She got me hooked on the series. This is a good, quick read. Classic Anna Pidgeon mystery
Craig Pittman
A good mystery with some interesting plotting and beautiful description of the setting, but it's bogged down by a lame subplot and too many scenes that don't contribute to the storyline. A good editor probably would have cut about 50 pages.

Friends have repeatedly urged me to read Nevada Barr's series of books about park ranger Anna Pigeon, a pro at firefighting and an amateur sleuth, so I picked this one up at a used book store because the setting seemed intriguing. Anna is part of a crew making
Nov 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good story. I like that she mixes up stubbornness, bravery, and "cravenness." Anna Pigeon is not the easiest character to warm to, but enjoyably complex, as are the mysteries.

I like that we got to meet Molly "in person" finally.

The rest are spoilers so I'll hide 'em.
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Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another fun romp with Anna Pigeon….well, fun for the reader anyway. I especially liked the side story of Frederick's interaction with Molly, Anna's sister. The character, Dijon, gave me a chuckle. I'll continue to read Barr's mystery series set in National Parks, National Monuments and Seashores, as I add destinations onto my ever-growing list.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
#5 in the Anna Pigeon series.

Ranger Anna Pigeon mystery - with the background of nesting loggerhead turtles on Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia, Anna investigates the deaths resulting from the crash of a drug interdiction plane.
The first Anna Pigeon story I've read. It's lightweight, for the most part, but fun for the Park Service details. This time around she's assigned to an island as part of the fire suppression team, but her duties turn out to include wrangling giant turtles and solving the murder of the crew of a pot spotting plane. Meanwhile, her ostensible boyfriend, an FBI agent, tries to assist Anna's sister, Molly, and promptly gets in over his head emotionally. I'm sorry The it's foesnt allow for half stars ...more
Fiona Forthe
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm a big fan of Nevada Barr and the Anna Pigeon series, and this one does not disappoint. Though the B story was wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly, the main storyline had plenty of puzzles and clues and an unexpected climax.
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I'd give it 3.5 stars. A bit disappointing after Firestorm, book 4 in the series.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well done!
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

great read. Sea turtles and drugs! Couldn't miss with those two
Marbeth Anne
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Always enjoy Nevada Barr's books!
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I did the audio version, but the reader was awful. I hope B. Rosenblatt will be back for subsequent books.
David Arch
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Not one of Bart's best but her writing is still great.
Kristen Holland Shear
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series and this book may go down as one of my faves. Between the sea turtles and the wonderfully eccentric characters, Endangered Species is intriguing and suspenseful until the last page. Makes me want to be a park ranger (at least for a while)!
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty typical Anna Pigeon story. I am catching up on some early books in the series, and was pleased to find this one which takes place on Cumberland Island, Georgia. I have visited Cumberland Island, and enjoyed reading ab0ut this beautiful place. Fortunately there were no murders or plane crashes during my visits!
LInda L
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another Pigeon -- liked it a lot.
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This addition to the Anna Pigeon series really reminded me of A Superior Death, which I thought was disappointing. Beautiful setting with less than inspiring mystery plot and too many characters to keep straight.

As with all of Barr's novels that I've read, the setting is the most important character. I always open up a browser and do some research on the parks she chooses to set her stories in. I want to be the nomadic Anna Pigeon and work all over the country in all these different terrains, an
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Book # 5 in the Anna Pigeon series finds Anna on temporary fire-suppression duty at Cumberland Island National Seashore. You’d think an island would have plenty of water sources but you’d be incorrect. The protection of the environment requires that they use fresh water to fight any inland blaze not the abundant sea water. One endangered species that doesn’t mind the salt water is the loggerhead turtle; it’s egg-laying season so the rangers and volunteers are ensuring that the turtles can come a ...more
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Admittedly I bought this book by accident. While I will still on occasion pick books according to their title, a sort of book gamble/lottery if you will, I was far more inclined in my younger years, especially in the case of this book. Basically, I picked this book up while on a trip to the book store (a trip I still love to take) with my mother. At once I read the title and believed it to be about endangered species, that is a non-fiction book about endangered species which is a subject I find ...more
Aug 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
As the fifth Anna Pigeon mystery begins, Anna’s playing midwife to a weary but determined loggerhead turtle in the waters of Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore. As cool as this is, looking after the endangered turtles is only a side job—Anna is officially at the park as part of the fire crew. It’s the dry season, a dangerous time, and crews patrol the area on the lookout for wildfires.

The smell of smoke leads Anna and her partner to the wreckage of a burning airplane. Clues at the sce
Tina Goldberg
Sep 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I really like Nevada Barr's novels. All set in the setting of a National Park, she does a great job of describing the terrain. The murders will keep you guessing up to the end.
Apr 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1999-reads
National Park Service rangers are often assigned to areas outside of their home park when situations demand. Anna Pigeon is on a three- week fire presuppression tour on drought-stricken Cumberland Island, Georgia. As the book opens, she is wrestling with a huge loggerhead turtle to help it lay its eggs. On the whole, the work is boring and consists of driving around the island looking for fire. One day, she and another ranger, Dijon Smith, see smoke and come upon a plane responsible for aerial d ...more
Sep 21, 2009 rated it liked it
A fire watch assignment on hot and humid Cumberland Island isn’t too exciting for park ranger Anna Pigeon until a twin-engine Beechcraft crashes, killing two people inside. When investigators determine the Beechcraft was sabotaged, Anna’s curiosity prompts her to do a little snooping. But snooping on this quiet little island becomes dangerous, although not dangerous enough to stop Anna. And this is the problem I had with Endangered Species.

Because there’s no emotional stake in the outcome for An
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Other Books in the Series

Anna Pigeon (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon, #1)
  • A Superior Death (Anna Pigeon, #2)
  • Ill Wind (Anna Pigeon, #3)
  • Firestorm (Anna Pigeon, #4)
  • Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon, #6)
  • Liberty Falling (Anna Pigeon, #7)
  • Deep South (Anna Pigeon, #8)
  • Blood Lure (Anna Pigeon, #9)
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