October 28, 2008
October 28, 2008
The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: The Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade-in-arms who may have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society—and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy houses of London’s night world to the stately drawing rooms of the nobility, Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a woman in green velvet, who may hold the key to everything—or nothing.
In this historical novel Lord John Grey is shocked to discover that the man engaged to his beloved niece might have an incurable venereal disease. While investigating the man's past, Lord John is also called upon by the crown to investigate the murder of a soldier who may have been a spy. The character of Lord John Grey first appeared in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, Medicine + Health, Family + Friendship, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Diana Gabaldon
- Online Item #: 11949746
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-4710
- ISBN: 9780440241485
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported