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By Nevada Barr

ISBN-10: 0399143718

ISBN-13: 9780399143717

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Hearing Frieda's name in reference to the victim of the rescue was akin to running into one's old grammar school teacher in an opium den. "She's the dispatcher at Mesa Verde," Anna managed. "We're . . " They were friends, fairly close friends, and Anna wondered why she'd sounded so halfhearted. "Dierkz was on the survey team," Oscar said patiently, his washed out hazel eyes trying to read Anna's face. It wasn't an earth-shattering revelation. Most cavers led other lives. They were geologists and physicists, beekeepers and bums; regular folks who had been bitten by an irregular bug that compelled them to creep beneath the skin of the world every chance they got.

She felt herself almost looking forward to Freak-Out. That should take up every shred of her thought processes for a few minutes. After Freak-Out the going got somewhat easier. Though a good deal of effort went into climbing on, around, and under the blocks, little of it was heart-in-mouth stuff. Shoving her hands in cracks, her face in the dirt, reaching into darkness, squeezing through the narrow ways, Anna came to appreciate the sterility of the cave environment: no spiders, grubs, scorpions, rattlesnakes, wasps, tarantulas, ants, or centipedes.

This is nothing. " Iverson ducked into sight from beneath the arch. Something in the cast of his features, the set of his shoulders, had changed subtly. The unhitched movement of his joints had tightened up, become smoother. Responsibility wrapped around him, tying up all the loose ends. He radiated competence. "Frieda and her team are on what is usually a two-day trek-maybe a day and a half. It'll be at least that hauling her out. Traveling fast, I figure we can get there in seven hours. Maybe a bit less.

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