The year is 1757. On a bright June day, Lord John Grey emerges from his 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 might well 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 level of society - and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy-houses of London's night world to the drawing rooms of the nobility, from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas of the East India Company, Lord John follows the elusive trail of the woman in green who may hold the key to everything - or to nothing at all. The early days of the Seven Years War come brilliantly to life in this historical adventure mystery by the acclaimed author whose unique and compelling storytelling has engrossed millions of readers worldwide.
"Gabaldon is a born storyteller" Los Angeles Daily News
Diana Gabaldon war Honorarprofessorin für Tiefseebiologie und Zoologie an der Universität von Arizona, bevor sie sich hauptberuflich dem Schreiben widmete. Bereits ihr erster Roman Feuer und Stein" wurde international zu einem gigantischen Erfolg und führte dazu, dass Millionen von Lesern zu begeisterten Fans der Highland-Saga wurden. Diana Gabaldon lebt mit Mann und drei Kindern in Scottsdale, Arizona.