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Is the man simply drunk or does his tottering gait suggest something more sinister? When he collapses in front of the two sisters on that dark, wet night, the women guess, rightly, that he's been poisoned. So begins this gripping tale set in Scotland in the 1620s. The body of the victim is found in the house of Alexander Seaton, a fallen minister whose clandestine love affair has left him disgraced. He sets out to solve the crime, embarking on a journey where he encounters a witch hunt, extreme religious prejudice, cruelty, and the darkness in men's souls. At the same time, it is a personal quest that leads Seaton to rediscover his faith in God and his belief in himself.
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S. G. MacLean has a PhD in history from Aberdeen University, specializing in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Scottish history. She lives in Conon Bridge, Scotland with her husband and four children. The Devil's Recruit, her fourth novel, follows three highly acclaimed historical thrillers, The Redemption of Alexander Seaton, A Game of Sorrows and Crucible.About the Author:
Shona MacLean is in her early 40s and has a Ph.D in history from Aberdeen University. She specialises in 16th and 17th century Scottish history. She was encouraged to write by her late uncle, the author Alistair MacLean. She lives in Banff with her husband and four children. This is her first novel.
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Book Description Penguin Canada, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0143170074