Book Five finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again.
Governor Tryon reminds Jamie of his obligation to hunt down and kill Murtagh Fitzgibbons.
As Jamie continues to hunt Murtagh with the aid of the zealous Lieutenant Hamilton Knox, he’s forced to consider whether or not he’s on the right side of history.
Jamie, Claire and Roger embark on a mission to raise a militia.
Roger leads Jamie's militia to a trading post and finds himself embroiled in a bitter feud.
Jamie's militia arrive at Hillsborough to learn that Governor Tryon has proposed a solution.
At Jocasta’s wedding, Jamie learns Tryon’s true motivation for ending the Regulator threat.
The Regulator Rebellion reaches a boiling point, forcing Jamie to face his fear.
The Frasers must deal with the aftermath of the Battle of Alamance Creek.
When Jamie is bitten by a venomous snake, Claire fears she may not have the resources to save him.
Jamie and Roger implement their plan to eliminate the threat looming over them, but it goes awry.
Roger and Brianna need to decide if they want to stay or return to the future; Jamie discovers a new power that started from an unrest in the backcountry.