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Devil's Recruit by S. G. MacLean

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The fourth in MacLean’s series set in 17th Century Aberdeen featuring Alexander Seaton, so those new to the series may wish to start with The Redemption of Alexander Seaton. Seaton is very far from the most likeable of protagonists but his foibles and self-righteousness certainly add to the drama of the tales. A great, gripping series with impeccable historical detail.

If you like S. G. MacLean you might also like to read books by S J Deas, Rory Clements and S J Parris.

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Devil's Recruit by S. G. MacLean

1635, Aberdeen. A girl lies dead in a frozen garden. A young man goes missing after a drunken brawl. A sinister cloaked figure watches from the shadows. The missing student, son of a Highland chief, is in Alexander Seaton's class. 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.

About the Author

S. G. MacLean

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.

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Publication date

8th May 2014


S. G. MacLean

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Quercus Publishing


368 pages


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