Lord John and The Hand of Devils
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Price: $16.95 (Paperback)
Butchery, betrayal and the bizarre fill the trio of tales in Lord John and the Hand of Devils, which follows the title character through trials involving murder, mystery, lust and disloyalty set against the backdrop of 18th century Europe.
First, Lord John discovers dark political secrets when he vows revenge for a government head’s murder.
Second, a mystic woman who kills Lord John’s fellow soldiers in Prussia leads him to understand the dangerous lure of love.
Finally, Lord John stumbles upon a traitor in his army while hunting for the source of an exploded cannon in England.