The Outcasts (Paperback)

A Novel

By Kathleen Kent

Back Bay Books, 9780316206112, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/23/2013)
Hardcover (9/24/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (9/24/2013)
CD-Audio (9/24/2013)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/24/2013)

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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 the Author

Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic's Daughter and The Traitor's Wife. She lives in Dallas.

Praise For The Outcasts: A Novel


"THE OUTCASTS is well-written, tightly plotted and full of ingenious twists....Like the rotgut poured at some dusty Old West saloon, this tale has a wicked kick to it."—Shawna Seed, Dallas Morning News

"A cinematic but refreshingly unsentimental take on the classic Western, starring a woman who is no romantic heroine, but a definite survivor."—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"[A] mastery of historical fiction."—Diana Andro, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"[A] rollicking tale."—Steve Bennett, San Antonio Express-News