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Lord John and the hand of devils

Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eighteenth-century Britain forms the backdrop to a trio of adventures featuring Lord John Grey as he sets out to avenge a murder victim, becomes caught between an enemy army and a mysterious night-hag, and confronts a traitor and a ghost.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Supernatural fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 9780385311397 0385311397 9780385342513 0385342519
OCLC Number: 144548298
Notes: A collection of three novellas.
Description: xv, 302 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Lord John and the hellfire club --
Lord John and the succubus --
Lord John and the haunted soldier.
Responsibility: Diana Gabaldon.
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Eighteenth-century Britain forms the backdrop to a trio of adventures featuring Lord John Grey as he sets out to avenge a murder victim, becomes caught between an enemy army and a mysterious night-hag, and confronts a traitor and a ghost.

Three tales of war, intrigue, and espionage that feature one of her most popular characters: Lord John Grey. In the heart of the eighteenth century, here are haunted soldiers . . . lusty princesses . . . ghostly apparitions . . . dark family secrets. And here Lord John will face enemies who come in the guise of friends, memories in the shape of a fiery-haired Scot named James Fraser, and allies who have the power to destroy him with a single blow. . . . In Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John glimpses a stranger in the doorway of a gentlemen's club and is stirred by a desperate entreaty to meet in private. The rendezvous forestalled by a sudden murder, Lord John will wade into a maze of political treachery and a dangerous, debauched underground society. . . . In Lord John and the Succubus, English soldiers fighting in Prussia are rattled by the nocturnal visitations of a deadly woman who sucks life and soul from a man. Called to investigate the night-hag, Lord John finds a murdered soldier and a treacherous Gypsy, and comes to the stark realization that among the spirits that haunt men, none frighten more than the specters conjured by the heart. . . . In Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is thrust into the deadly case of an exploding battlefield cannon. Wounded in the same battle, Lord John is called to tesify and soon confronts his own ghostland the shattering prospect that a traitor is among the ranks of His Majesty's armed forces. Capturing the lonely, tormented, and courageous career of a man who fights for his crown, his honor, and his own secrets.

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