The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent
A Novel

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A cinematic but refreshingly unsentimental take on the classic Western, starring a woman who is no romantic heroine, but a definite survivor.
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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.
 

About Kathleen Kent

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Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic's Daughter and The Traitor's Wife. She lives in Dallas.
 
Published September 24, 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. 337 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Aug 17 2013

A cinematic but refreshingly unsentimental take on the classic Western, starring a woman who is no romantic heroine, but a definite survivor.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Sep 02 2013

That Lucinda and Nate’s paths will cross is inevitable, but Kent ditches predictable romance for a tense, unsparing look at the price we’ll pay to get what we think we want.

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