By Diana Gabaldon
The 12 months is 1757. On a transparent morning in mid-June, Lord John gray emerges from London’s Beefsteak membership, his brain in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s military, gray has simply witnessed anything surprising. yet his efforts to prevent a scandal that may spoil his kinfolk are interrupted by means of whatever nonetheless extra pressing: The Crown appoints him to enquire the brutal homicide of a comrade-in-arms who could have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue inquiries instantaneously, significant gray reveals himself ensnared in an internet of treachery and betrayal that touches each stratum of English society—and threatens all he holds pricey. From the bawdy homes of London’s evening global to the stately drawing rooms of the the Aristocracy, Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a lady in eco-friendly velvet, who may well carry the foremost to everything—or not anything.