Ian has returned to Lallybroch after surviving the ambush and informing Claire that Jamie has been kidnapped by the British. She and Jenny set out to find him and were shortly confronted by a British patrol. They swiftly spot Taran MacQuarrie, but Jamie is nowhere to be found. They detain a British courier and discover that Jamie has managed to flee. Claire is joined by Murtagh Fraser and they head out in quest of Jaime while Jenny returns home to care for her newborn. Murtagh’s strategy is to make their presence known, and Jamie will contact them once he learns of their existence. Claire is pressed to sing in pubs, and she does it with a very modern song, but contact is slow to come. When she eventually receives the long-awaited communication, it is from Dougal MacKenzie, who informs her that Jamie has been apprehended and is being detained in Wentworth prison.