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ISBN13: 9780345533494
ISBN10: 0345533496
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Includes a preview of the new novel in the Outlander series.

London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District, life could be worse: He’s not cutting sugar cane in the West Indies, and he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own. But Jamie Fraser’s quiet existence is coming apart at the seams, interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of Tobias Quinn, an erstwhile comrade from the Rising.

Like many of the Jacobites who aren’t dead or in prison, Quinn still lives and breathes for the Cause. His latest plan involves an ancient relic that will rally the Irish. Jamie is having none of it—he’s sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again.

Lord John Grey—aristocrat, soldier, and occasional spy—finds himself in possession of a packet of explosive documents that exposes a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Time is of the essence as the investigation leads to Ireland, with a baffling message left in “Erse,” the tongue favored by Scottish Highlanders. Lord John, who oversaw Jacobite prisoners when he was governor of Ardsmiur prison, thinks Jamie may be able to translate—but will he agree to do it?

Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is another masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.

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In a novel featuring Outlander hero Jamie Fraser in a major role, #1 bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the Lord John series.

Jamie Fraser, a Scottish Jacobite officer paroled as a prisoner of war on an estate in the Lake District, finds the numbness of his days disturbed. First, by dreams of his dead wife, then by the presence of the small son he cannot claim. Much more disturbing is the sudden reappearance in his life of Lord John Grey, with a summons that will take him - again - from everything he values.

A legacy from a dead friend has led Lord John and his brother Hal in pursuit of a corrupt army officer, along a trail of politics and murder. The matter becomes critical when the trail leads into Ireland, with a baffling message left in the tongue called Erse - the language spoken by Scottish Highlanders.

Jamie is forced to help the Greys, in order to guard his own secrets. But the Greys have secrets, too, which may deprive him of his life, as well as his liberty.

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), and An Echo in the Bone—as well as one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; the Outlander graphic novel The Exile; and the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in her Outlander series. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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steve7193, December 14, 2013 (view all comments by steve7193)
For those of you who are (as I am) hopelessly addicted to Diana Gabaldon's novels in the Outlander series, this book is a must-read.

This book fills in the friendship between Jamie Fraser and Lord John Grey from Voyager, the 3rd novel in the series. At one point near the end of Voyager Jamie says "Oh, it's only that I ken Lord John; he's a friend of mine." I can remember distinctly when I first read this line, I was completely bemused. The words didn't make sense. While Jamie and Lord John had certainly been acquaintances and spent much time together, nothing had happened to lead one to say they were truly friends.

One other point: There's a chapter in The Scottish Prisoner where an event is told from the viewpoint of Jaime. Later in another novel, An Echo In The Bone, the same event is told from the viewpoint of another character. Powerful writing!

The Outlander series is deep, deep, complicated and complex, many-layered. [My opinion only, of course.] I can scarcely wait for Written With My Heart's Own Blood, the next in the series, due out in 2014.

If you haven't read series yet, start at the beginning, which is titled Outlander. There has never been a more benign and fulfilling drug.
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Amy Bakowski, January 13, 2012 (view all comments by Amy Bakowski)
I loved the chance to get more of a glimpse of Jamie Frasers point of view of this time in his life. It adds another dimension to both his and John Grey's character. I can't seem to get enough of Diana Gabaldon's writing and her engaging characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345533494
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Gabaldon, Diana
Publication Date:
20111129
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
560

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"Synopsis" by , In a novel featuring Outlander hero Jamie Fraser in a major role, #1 bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the Lord John series.

Jamie Fraser, a Scottish Jacobite officer paroled as a prisoner of war on an estate in the Lake District, finds the numbness of his days disturbed. First, by dreams of his dead wife, then by the presence of the small son he cannot claim. Much more disturbing is the sudden reappearance in his life of Lord John Grey, with a summons that will take him - again - from everything he values.

A legacy from a dead friend has led Lord John and his brother Hal in pursuit of a corrupt army officer, along a trail of politics and murder. The matter becomes critical when the trail leads into Ireland, with a baffling message left in the tongue called Erse - the language spoken by Scottish Highlanders.

Jamie is forced to help the Greys, in order to guard his own secrets. But the Greys have secrets, too, which may deprive him of his life, as well as his liberty.

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