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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"I loved this book Lord John is amazing and very cool, officer and a gentleman describes him perfectly. The Jamie appearance at the end was AMAZING and what Lord John Grey does at that meet up is shocking. I just loved this book. I also like LJ view of Jamie since Claire's is limited.
Gladys (5 out of 5 stars)