Jamie and Claire arrive at the manor of Lallybroch, where Jamie is the ruler. He’s been gone for four years, and his sister Jenny gives him a cold reception at best. She’s now married to an old friend of his and the couple has a little son, with another on the way. Despite Claire’s concerns about being seen by the English, he intends to stay. His attempt to be in charge fails miserably, and Jenny warns him that if he doesn’t modify his ways, the estate will be ruined. They make peace, but they quickly discover that there are other dangers as well as the English.