Waiting on Wednesday: The Scottish Prisoner

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Scottish Prisoner

The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
Series: Lord John Grey #3
Published by Delacorte Press
Pub Date: November 29th 2011
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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.


It’s JAMIE FREAKIN’ FRASER!! OF COURSE, I want this book!! GAH!! :)


Jess @ Gone with the Words

20 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Scottish Prisoner”

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    Penelope Lolohea

    Jamie!!!!! Oh my goodness, I need to start this series STAT, so I can get to this book. I love the Outlander series, so I’ve got to get on to reading this one. <3 Great pick! 

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    Jan von Harz

    The summary is very compelling, but I have not read any of the other books in this series. Perhaps I need to start.

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    The book sounds very interesting! Great pick! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

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    I REALly need to series… I am “stuck” halfway through Dragonfly in Amber. I LOVED  Outlander,  so I’m really not sure why I can’t just get through them. (I LOVE Jamie. I love Claire. I just need to force myself to read it…. I know I won’t regret it. )

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    Jo Jones

    I have to read that book.  I like Jamie and Lord John.  I have gotten all the Lord John books in Audio book form.  Hope this one is out this way.

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