Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and heâ€™d rather die than have to face his illegitimate sonâ€”a young lieutenant in the British armyâ€”across the barrel of a gun. Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price wonâ€™t include Jamieâ€™s life or his happiness, thoughâ€”not if she has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claireâ€™s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Briannaâ€™s parentsâ€™ story comes to life through Claireâ€™s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claireâ€™s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battlesâ€”as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claireâ€™s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America. With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventureâ€”a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.