Author(s): Kathleen Kent
It's the nineteenth century on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a time of opportunity and lawlessness. After escaping the brothel where she's been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover - a man as charismatic as he is ruthless - who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing age-old rumours of buried treasure. Meanwhile, Nate Cannon, a newly sworn-in Texas policeman with a pure heart and a strong sense of justice, has joined two veteran hunters on the trail of the notorious William McGill, a killer who has dispassionately claimed the lives of men, women and children across the frontier. Who - if anyone - will survive when their paths finally cross? THE OUTCASTS is a richly compelling epic about a group of men who have made a living out of violence, and of a woman who will stop at nothing to make a new life for herself.
KATHLEEN KENT is the author of two bestselling novels, The Heretic's Daughter and The Traitor's Wife. In 2008 she was the recipient of the David J. Langum Sr. Award for American Historical Fiction. Her third novel, set in Texas in 1870, is titled The Outcasts, and will be published in October 2013. She currently lives in Dallas and is working on her fourth book.