Jamie's past provides his only hope of survival following the Battle of Culloden; a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in 1940s Boston.
Jamie leads a lonely life hidden in a cave until Lallybroch is threatened by redcoats; Claire and Frank struggle to coexist in a marriage haunted by the ghost of Jamie.
Imprisoned Jamie learns that an old foe has become the warden and has the power to make his life hell; Claire and Frank both put their best foot forward in marriage, but an uninvited guest shatters the illusion.
Jamie is pulled into intrigue while serving as a groomsman at Helwater; in 1968, Claire, Brianna and Roger struggle to trace Jamie's whereabouts, leaving Clarie to wonder if they will ever find him.
Brianna grapples with life-changing revelations and Claire must help her come to terms with the fact that she is her father's daughter; Roger brings news that forces Claire and Brianna to face an impossible choice.
After decades apart, Jamie and Claire finally reunite and rekindle their relationship; Jamie's new business dealings could jeopardize the couple's hopes for a simple life.
Claire follows her conscience as a surgeon despite the risks to her and Jamie's lives; Jamie tries to evade the reach of the Crown as its representative closes in on his illegal dealings.
Claire returns to Lallybroch with Jamie, where she does not receive quite the reception she was expecting; the choices Jamie made during their time apart comes back to haunt them.
Claire and Jamie sail to the West Indies on an urgent quest; when the ship's superstitious crew looks for someone to blame following a string of bad luck, rescue comes from an unlikely source.
Claire races to discover the source of an epidemic aboard a disease-stricken ship before hundreds of sailors die; Jamie clashes with Capt. Raines; Fergus is torn between loyalty and love.
After making a leap of faith, Claire washes up on an island where survival is her only option; Jamie devises a joyful moment for his crew in the midst of setbacks.
The Artemis finally reaches Jamaica, bringing Jamie and Claire much closer to their goal. During a ball on the island, the Frasers encounter old allies, as well as former adversaries who threaten to derail their mission.