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By Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon, number 1 New York instances bestselling writer of the acclaimed Outlander sequence, gives you a charming story of historical past and suspense, with a slightly of the supernatural, that includes Lord John gray. This novella, initially released as “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” is now to be had as a standalone eBook.
Lord John gray, a lieutenant-colonel in His Majesty’s military, arrives in Jamaica with orders to quash a slave uprising brewing within the mountains. yet a far deadlier risk lies shut to hand. The governor of the island is being menaced through zombies, in response to a servant. Lord John has no thought what a zombie is, however it doesn’t sound strong. It sounds even worse while arms smelling of grave dust pop out of the darkness to take him by means of the throat. among homicide within the governor’s mansion and plantations burning within the mountains, Lord John will desire the knowledge of serpents and the good fortune of the satan to maintain the island from exploding.
Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s novels that includes Lord John gray
“Call it what you will—historical event, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing tale, masterfully paced, with fascinating plot twists, quick reversals, and strong characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail, on The Scottish Prisoner
“[Diana Gabaldon’s] writing is usually brilliant and infrequently lyrical.”—The Washington publish, on Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
“[A] completely wonderful and beautifully witty ancient secret set within the richly specified, sometimes bawdy international of Georgian England.”—Booklist, on Lord John and the personal Matter

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No, sah,’ he stated, so low-voiced gray might slightly listen him. ‘It used to be zombies. They … eat humans. I heard them, yet i do know larger than to appear. I ran down into the backyard and concealed myself. ’ ‘You heard them? ’ gray stated sharply. ‘What did you pay attention, precisely? ’ Rodrigo swallowed, and if it have been attainable for a eco-friendly tinge to teach on epidermis similar to his, he may absolutely have grew to become the colour of a sea turtle. ‘Feet, sah,’ he acknowledged. ‘Bare ft. yet they don’t stroll, step-step, like anyone. they just shuffle, sh-sh, sh-sh. ’ He made small pushing motions together with his fingers in representation, and gray felt a mild lifting of the hairs at the again of his neck. ‘Could you inform how many … men … there have been? ’ Rodrigo shook his head. ‘More than , from the sound. ’ Tom driven a bit ahead, around face rationale. ‘Was there anyone else with ’em, d’you imagine? anyone with a standard step, I suggest? ’ Rodrigo seemed startled after which horrified. ‘You suggest a houngan? I don’t be aware of. ’ He shrugged. ‘Maybe. I didn’t listen sneakers. yet …’ ‘Oh. Because—’ Tom stopped suddenly, glanced at gray, and coughed. ‘Oh. ’ regardless of extra questions, this was once all that Rodrigo may possibly give a contribution, and so the carpet was once picked up again—this time, with the servant helping—and bestowed in its transitority resting position. Fettes and Cherry chipped away a section extra at Dawes, however the secretary was once not able to supply any more information about the governor’s actions, not to mention speculate as to what malign strength had caused his death. ‘Have you heard of zombies sooner than, Mr Dawes? ’ gray inquired, mopping his face with the is still of his handkerchief. ‘Er … yes,’ the secretary spoke back carefully. ‘But definitely you don’t think what the servant … Oh, without doubt now not! ’ He forged an appalled look on the shed. ‘Are zombies in truth reputed to eat human flesh? ’ Dawes resumed his sickly pallor. ‘Well, certain. But … oh, pricey! ’ ‘Sums it up nicely,’ muttered Cherry, below his breath. ‘I take it you don’t suggest to make a public statement of the governor’s loss of life, then, sir? ’ ‘You are right, Captain. I don’t wish public panic over an endemic of zombies at huge in Spanish city, no matter if that's truly the case or now not. Mr Dawes, i think we want difficulty you not more for the instant; you're excused. ’ He watched the secretary stumble off, ahead of beckoning his officials nearer. Tom moved a bit away, discreet as continually, and took Rodrigo with him. ‘Have you chanced on the rest that may have touching on the current condition? ’ They glanced at one another, and Fettes, wheezing lightly, nodded to Cherry. Cherry strongly resembled that eponymous fruit, yet, being more youthful and extra slim than Fettes, had extra breath than his greater. ‘Yes, sir. I went trying to find Ludgate, the outdated superintendent. Didn’t locate him—he’s buggered off to Canada, they said—but I obtained a correct earful in regards to the current superintendent. ’ gray groped for a second for the identify. ‘Cresswell? ’ ‘That’s him. ’ ‘Peculation or corruption’ seemed to sum up the topic of Captain Cresswell’s tenure as superintendent rather well, in accordance with Cherry’s informants in Spanish city and Kingston.

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