Edinburgh, Yuletide 1743, and Redcoat officer Robert Catto would rather be anywhere else on earth than Scotland. Seconded back from the wars in Europe to captain the city’s Town Guard, he fears his covert mission to assess the strength of the Jacobite threat will force him to confront the past he tries so hard to forget. Christian Rankeillor, her surgeon-apothecary father and his apprentice Jamie Buchan of Balnamoon are committed supporters of the Stuart Cause. They’re hiding a Jacobite agent with a price on his head in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary: a hanging offence.
Reviews of Gathering Storm
“…a tale full of crime, politics and intrigue, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh in the 1740s.” Scottish Field
“Gathering Storm by Maggie Craig is an outstandingly good read. The characters are thoroughly convincing, and the sense of time and place rings absolutely true. …while Gathering Storm does have a historical setting, and does have potential romantic interest at its core, it could equally be described as a political thriller or a historical crime novel.” Undiscovered Scotland
“Strongly recommend Maggie Craig’s new novel Gathering Storm. Great characters, great story.” Lin Anderson, best-selling Scottish crime novelist and screenwriter
“The wonderful Maggie Craig travels back in time to 18th century Edinburgh in Gathering Storm.” Shari Low, Daily Record
“A crackingly good storyline, well told and written with pace and humour.” Bill Kelly, independent Scottish bookseller, Better Read Books, Ellon