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The Scottish Series (Book 2)
Autumn, 1707. Old enemies join to protest the new Union with England, the French are preparing to launch an invasion, and in Edinburgh the streets are filled with discontent. Queen Anne's commissioners have begun settling the wages owed to Scots who took part in the disastrous Darien expedition eight years earlier. When the widow of a Darien sailor comes forward to collect her husband's wages, her claim is challenged, and one of the men assigned to examine her has only days to decide if she's honest, or if his own feelings are making him blind to the truth, and if he's being used as a pawn in an even more treacherous game.