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.
About the Author
Diana Gabaldonis the #1New York Timesbestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes(for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, andWritten in My Own Heart s Blood as well as the related Lord John Grey booksLord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, andThe Scottish Prisoner;one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion;and the Outlander graphic novelThe Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband."
“Packed with vivid description and detail. Gabaldon ably transports readers to 18th-century London, with all its reeking humanity and glitteringly elegant excess.” —BookPage
“[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.” —Booklist