Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SCOTTISH PRISONER description



The product description of SCOTTISH PRISONER on Amazon and elsewhere has been updated to include a summary blurb about the book.  It sounds intriguing! <g>

I'll add some spoiler space here, in case anyone doesn't want to know yet.

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The summary blurb reads as follows:
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 recognizes the language all too well from his time as governor of Ardsmuir Prison, when it was full of Jacobite prisoners, including a certain Jamie Fraser.

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.
The Amazon listing also gives a page count of 448 pages, but I don't know if that's supposed to be the final number or not.  (Just by way of comparison, LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE was 494 pages.)

Please note: as many of you know, I'm an excerpt-avoider.  It's fine to discuss this summary description here on my blog if you want to, but please don't refer to the specifics of any excerpts from SCOTTISH PRISONER.  I really don't want to know yet.  Thank you for your cooperation.

5 comments:

Nenya said...

Sounds great!

Cari said...

Oh yeah - can't wait! :-)

fletchers said...

OMG!!!

fletchers said...

Woooooooooah! I, too, can't wait ... !

Shannon said...

Intrigued!