When park ranger Anna Pigeon stumbles upon the corpse of a young prom queen with a noose around her neck, she is plunged into a murder investigation with serious racial overtones in the heart of the Deep South. By the author of Liberty Falling.
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From the New York Times best-selling author comes another episode in the successful sleuth series. Anna Pigeon finally gives in to her bureaucrat clock and signs on for a promotion. Next thing she knows, she's knee-deep in mud and Mississippi. Almost immediately, as the new district ranger on the Natchez Trace, Anna discovers the body of a young prom queen near a country cemetery, a sheet around her head, a noose around her neck. It's a bizarre twist on a best-forgotten past of frightening racial undertones. As fast as the ever-encroaching kudzu vines of the region, the roots of this story run deep -- and threaten to suffocate anyone in the way, including Anna.