Blind Descent, the sixth in the Anna Pigeon series, is set in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Lechuguilla, the cave the action takes place in has been largely fictionalized both for plot and because, to preserve it, the NPS has closed the cave to visitors. Blind Descent was nominated for an Anthony Award.
Left: After a descent of eighty feet or
so and a slither down a black crevasse, is a manhole cover--the
entrance to Lechuguilla. Not unlike entering the world of the
Morlocks in H.G. Wells "Time Machine."
Me and Dale Pate, Carlsbad's cave guy, at Ogle Cave
You never know just what you'll find under a rock!