A taut, thrilling adventure story about buried treasure, a manhunt, and a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the old west.
It's the 19th century on the Gulf Coast, a time of opportunity and lawlessness. After escaping the Texas brothel where she'd been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover, who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing rumors of a pirate's buried treasure.
Meanwhile Nate Cannon, a young Texas policeman with a pure heart and a strong sense of justice, is on the hunt for a ruthless killer named McGill who has claimed the lives of men, women, and even children across the frontier. Who - if anyone - will survive when their paths finally cross?
As Lucinda and Nate's stories converge, guns are drawn, debts are paid, and Kathleen Kent delivers an unforgettable portrait of a woman who will stop at nothing to make a new life for herself.
©2013 Kathleen Kent (P)2013 Hachette Audio
The Book Snob for Paris Life Magazine.
Entertaining, but not as meaningful to me as her past novels. Still, I think Kent is onto a good character here, and may get quite a good following if she continues with him (and her?). SO -- I say if you like mysteries and westerns, go for it!
I would listen to The Outcasts again and again. The language and the characters are truly captivating and engaging.
Ellen Archer's performance is engaging in its range of voices and emotion.
Kathleen Kent is a master of descriptive language and interesting characters. A delicious read.
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