Lord John & The Hand Of Devils: Novel

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Lord John & The Hand Of Devils: Novel

by Diana Gabaldon

Doubleday Canada | December 15, 2008 | Hardcover |

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A keepsake collection of Lord John Greyâ??s shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fanâ??s library, Lord John and the Hand of Devils brings three unique novellas together for the first time.

Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels. A young diplomat who had begged for Lord Johnâ??s help is killed before he can explain his need. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey.

In Lord John and the Succubus, Greyâ??s assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious â??night-hag,â?
who spreads fear and death among the troops.

Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiryâ??s questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld. Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plotâ??haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: December 15, 2008

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385664958

ISBN - 13: 9780385664950

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Lord John & The Hand Of Devils: Novel

Lord John & The Hand Of Devils: Novel

by Diana Gabaldon

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: December 15, 2008

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385664958

ISBN - 13: 9780385664950

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Part I A Red-Haired Man London, 1756 The Society for Appreciation of the English Beefsteak, a gentleman’s club Lord John Grey jerked his eyes away from the door. No. No, he mustn’t turn and stare. Needing some other focus for his gaze, he fixed his eyes instead on Quarry’s scar. “A glass with you, sir?” Scarcely waiting for the club’s steward to provide for his companion, Harry Quarry drained his cup of claret, then held it out for more. “And another, perhaps, in honor of your return from frozen exile?” Quarry grinned broadly, the scar pulling down the corner of his eye in a lewd wink as he did so, and lifted up his glass again. Lord John tilted his own cup in acceptance of the salute, but barely tasted the contents. With an effort, he kept his eyes on Quarry’s face, willing himself not to turn and stare, not to gawk after the flash of fire in the corridor that had caught his eye. Quarry’s scar had faded; tightened and shrunk to a thin white slash, its nature made plain only by its position, angled hard across the ruddy cheek. It might otherwise have lost itself among the lines of hard living, but instead remained visible, the badge of honor that its owner so plainly considered it. “You are exceeding kind to note my return, sir,” Grey said. His heart hammered in his ears, muffling Quarry’s words—no great loss to conversation. It is not, his sensible mind pointed out, it cannot be. Yet sense ha
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A keepsake collection of Lord John Greyâ??s shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fanâ??s library, Lord John and the Hand of Devils brings three unique novellas together for the first time.

Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels. A young diplomat who had begged for Lord Johnâ??s help is killed before he can explain his need. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey.

In Lord John and the Succubus, Greyâ??s assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious â??night-hag,â?
who spreads fear and death among the troops.

Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiryâ??s questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld. Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plotâ??haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face.

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"The freshest and most thorough portrait of Gabaldon's multifaceted leading man. . . . Deftly written, pleasantly concise." - Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the author of six Outlander novels - A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and The Fiery Cross - as well as Lord John and the Private Matter and one work of nonfiction. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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"The freshest and most thorough portrait of Gabaldon's multifaceted leading man. . . . Deftly written, pleasantly concise." - Kirkus Reviews
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