New PDF release: A Plague of Zombies (Lord John Grey, Book 3.5)

By Diana Gabaldon

ISBN-10: 0345546466

ISBN-13: 9780345546463

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 miles deadlier possibility lies shut handy. The governor of the island is being menaced by way of zombies, based on a servant. Lord John has no inspiration what a zombie is, however it doesn't sound sturdy. It sounds even worse whilst fingers smelling of grave airborne dirt and dust pop out of the darkness to take him via 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.

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Qxp 8/1/08 9:32 AM Page 29 2 9 ond draft, a fiddler and a piper entered for their merriment and their money and, the piper having played less well than himself, raised Jacob’s spirits enough for him to join in the singing. When two women came in, the men called out their names with liquored glee. The bawds flounced a bit before choosing a lap to sit in. Jacob demurred when approached. He’d had enough, years ago, of brothels and the disorderly houses kept by wives of sailors at sea. The boyish recklessness that flooded him at Jublio did not extend to the sweet debauchery he had sought as a youth.

Not as ornate as D’Ortega’s. None of that pagan excess, of course, but fair. And pure, noble even, because it would not be compromised as Jublio was. Access to a fleet of free labor made D’Ortega’s leisurely life possible. qxp 8/1/08 a 9:32 AM Page 28 m e r c y rather than a four-post bed. Jacob sneered at wealth dependent on a captured workforce that required more force to maintain. Thin as they were, the dregs of his kind of Protestantism recoiled at whips, chains and armed overseers. He was determined to prove that his own industry could amass the fortune, the station, D’Ortega claimed without trading his conscience for coin.

Jacob winced. Flesh was not his commodity. Still, at his host’s insistence, he trailed him to the little sheds where D’Ortega interrupted their half day’s rest and ordered some two dozen or more to assemble in a straight line, including the boy who had watered Regina. The two men walked the row, inspecting. D’Ortega identifying talents, weaknesses and possibilities, but silent about the scars, the wounds like misplaced veins tracing their skin. One even had the facial brand required by local law when a slave assaulted a white man a second time.

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