Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk, she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf.
Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried, and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials.
"Engaging Portrait of Old Salem"
In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's household, taking charge and locking wills with everyone. Thomas Carrier labors for the family and is known both for his immense strength and size and mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of his part in the English Civil War.
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. 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?
From the author of The Heretic’s Daughter, an epic Texan adventure of love, loss, and kinship. Greed. Desire. Death. Love.... It's the 19th century on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a time of opportunity and lawlessness. Lucinda is intelligent, passionate, wily, and courageous - a woman who braves her affliction and risks her own life to pursue her lover, a man as charismatic as he is ruthless.
In colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works in her cousin’s home, locking wills with everyone around her - including a mysterious Welshman who works for the family, a man whose forceful nature matches her own. Thomas Carrier is known for his immense strength and height, and as Martha discovers pieces of his past, her fascination of him grows. But danger is ever present, near and far as Martha and Thomas’ relationship deepens. Thomas suddenly has everything to lose....