In a Veil of Mist

Donald S Murray

A son of the Hebrides, Donald S Murray is a writer and poet whose work has been shortlisted for both the Saltire Literary Awards and the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award. His critically acclaimed books bring to life the culture and nature of the Scottish islands, and he appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland. His first novel, As the Women Lay Dreaming, won the Paul Torday Memorial Prize. His second novel, In a Veil of Mist, will be published by Saraband in March.

In a Veil of Mist

by Donald S Murray

  • RRP: £9.99 (print) / £4.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781913393007
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781913393014
  • Publication date: March 11, 2021


Buy In a Veil of Mist

A poisoned breeze blows across the waves … Operation Cauldron, 1952: Top-secret germ warfare experiments on monkeys and guinea pigs are taking place aboard a vessel moored off the Isle of Lewis. Local villagers Jessie and Duncan encounter strange sights on the deserted beach nearby and suspect the worst. And one government scientist wrestles with his own inner anguish over the testing, even if he believes extreme deterrent weapons are needed. When a noxious cloud of plague bacteria is released into the path of a passing trawler, disaster threatens. Will a deadly pandemic be inevitable? A haunting exploration of the costs and fallout of warmongering, Donald S Murray follows his prize-winning first novel with an equally moving exploration of another little-known incident in the Outer Hebridean island where he grew up.