Greed. Desire. Death. Love. It's the nineteenth century on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a time of opportunity and lawlessness.
Lucinda: 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.
Nate: pure of heart, and with a strong sense of justice - a Texas policeman who belies his gentle nature to fight and seek the truth.
William: a killer who has claimed the lives of men, women and children across the frontier. A man who knows what he wants and will do anything to claim it.
The Outcasts. A disparate group of men who have made a living out of violence, and a woman who will stop at nothing to prove 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.