When Part 6 (The Search) begins, Claire and Dougal travel from town to town, gathering information from townsfolk and gypsies.
One night, a messenger comes and takes them to a cave.
It's not Jamie inside; it's Dougal. He reveals that Jamie is at Wentworth Prison, and he's condemned to hang.
He plans to take Claire as his own wife, so that he can own Lallybroch when Jamie dies.
She's not really up for that, though.
Claire also learns that Colum and Dougal are Jacobites together. They're in everything together.
Finally, Murtagh shows up and tips the balance of power in his and Claire's direction with a pair of pistols.
Dougal won't let any of his men go with Claire, but Claire asks to talk to them and let them decide of their own accord.
Five men go with her, including Rupert.
Before Claire leaves, Dougal says that Geillis Duncan is dead, but not before passing on a message ("I think it is possible, but I do now know" [34.174]) and a number (1967) to Claire. Could that be the year Geillis traveled back through the stones?