Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, weaves an engrossing tale of war, history, and suspense in this original novella--now available as a standalone eBook--featuring returning hero Lord John Grey.
London, 1759. After a high society electric-eel party leads to a duel that ends badly, Lord John Grey feels the need to lie low for a while. Conveniently, before starting his new commission in His Majesty's army, Lord John receives an urgent summons. An old friend from the military, Charlie Carruthers, is facing court-martial in Canada, and has called upon Lord John to serve as his character witness. Grey voyages to the New World--a land rife with savages (many of them on his own side) and cleft by war--where he soon finds that he must defend not only his friend's life but his own.
Praise for Diana Gabaldon's novels featuring Lord John Grey
"Call it what you will--historical adventure, conspiracy thriller--it's an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals and robust characterizations."--The Globe and Mail, on The Scottish Prisoner
"[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England."--Booklist, on Lord John and the Private Matter
"From London's literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes in the Seven Years' War, [Diana Gabaldon's] writing is always vivid and often lyrical."--The Washington Post, on Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
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May 20, 2012
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