Catriona is a stirring tale of love, danger, and political intrigue set amidst the stately grandeur of old Edinburgh. David Balfour is an orphaned young gentleman who has recently managed to claim his inheritance from a miserly (and murderous) uncle. Now he and his friends James Stewart and Alan Breck are implicated in a sensational killing, and David must fight to clear their names. In the process he meets the beautiful and daring Catriona MacGregor Drummond and finds that nothing will ever be the same again.
Interwoven with real-life people and events, and filled with atmospheric and evocative descriptions of old Edinburgh, this sequel to the immensely popular Kidnapped was considered by Robert Louis Stevenson to be one of his best works.