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The Devil's Recruit

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781849169684

Price: £7.69

ON SALE: 14th March 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

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1635, Aberdeen. A girl lies dead in a frozen garden. A young man goes missing after a drunken brawl and a sinister cloaked figure watches from the shadows in this fourth historical thriller featuring Alexander Seaton.

The missing student, son of a Highland chief, is one of Alexander Seaton’s pupils. When the young man’s companion turns up bruised and bloodied, suspicion mounts that he has murdered his friend. But Alexander is convinced that there’s another explanation.

Drawn ever deeper into the mystery, Alexander realises that the man in the shadows is known to him and that the strange events in the town are linked to his own past.

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'MacLean's portrayal of 17th-century Scotland is masterful, and she brings the bitter religious tensions vividly to life' Historical Novel Society.
Historical Novels Society
Combines the ironclad plotting of Sansom with the artful recreation of Mantel
MacLean has the first-rate historical novelist's gift ... communicates her passion for the period without downplaying its brutishness
Daily Telegraph
A substantial story, well researched, never slackening pace