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3.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 5 3.49 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Gabaldon Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lord John Grey Series Release Date:
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From the exquisitely talented and award-winning author of the Outlander Saga come two additions to the oeuvre, both featuring Lord John Grey. This dashing character first appeared in Diana Gabaldon’s blockbuster Voyager, and readers cheered him on in the New York Times bestselling Lord John and the Private Matter.

This time, Gabaldon takes readers back to eighteenth-century Britain, as Lord John Grey pursues a deadly family secret as well as a clandestine love affair set against the background of the Seven Years War.

Seventeen years earlier, Grey’s father, the Duke of Pardloe, shot himself just days before he was to be accused of being a Jacobite traitor. By raising a regiment to fight at Culloden, Grey’s elder brother has succeeded in redeeming the family name, aided by Grey, now a major in that regiment. But on the eve of the regiment’s move to Germany a mysterious threat throws the matter of the Duke’s death into stark new question, and brings the Grey brothers into fresh conflict with the past and each other.

From barracks and parade grounds to the battlefields of Prussia and the stony fells of the Lake District, Lord John’s struggle to find the truth leads him through danger and passion, ever deeper, toward the answer to the question at the center of his soul—what is it that is most important to a man? Surviving both the battle of Krefeld and a searing personal betrayal, Lord John returns to the Lake District to find the man who may hold the key to his quest: a Jacobite prisoner named Jamie Fraser. Here, Grey finds his truth and faces a final choice between honor and life itself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Meticulously researched…Not only is this a solid mystery, it also adds to the Outlander chronicles, making it a great way to bide your time until the next book appears.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “In typical Gabaldon style, this is a plush period piece, satisfyingly immersed in the details of eighteenth-century London society and the Seven Years’ War.”


  • “Woodman masterfully reads Gabaldon’s latest historical mystery. His light British accent and occasionally delicate tones make protagonist Lord John Grey’s rare bouts of passion and anger seem even more profound…From Irish soldier hooligans to Grey’s Prussian friends, the characters receive distinct treatments.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 4/20/2011

    " My favorite one out of the trilogy. But to be honest, if Lord John wasn't part of the Outlander series, I wouldn't have read these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 4/18/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, but wonder if Diana is writing for women reading about a gay man, or if gay men ejoy reading these Lord John books, also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ingrid | 4/4/2011

    " Thank you Diana, I loved discovering the real Lord John who is a very sensitive, loving and sensual man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/17/2011

    " Very good. Well-written relationship driven mystery. Characters introduced in the Outlander series are protrayed in more depth or from a different perspective. "

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