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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 24th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, Military History
, Civil War
I am giving this read a 3 star overall rating only because when I closed the book I had no unsatisfactory feelings. I was originally drawn to this title because of the cover. I really wanted to know whether a gun was a necessary accessory for that particular dress. Then I read the synopsis...pirat...
Extremely glad to see the reemergence of the Western novel and this novel embodies many of the features of the old westerns; a prostitute, a killer, a town where treasure is supposedly hidden and of course, lawmen. A chase, and a unpredictable ending make this a face paced and entertaining read. L...
It's the Wild West with a prostitute and an inexperienced lawman running loose.Lucinda Carter and Nate Cannon will take you on a ride through the 1870's as they try to make a new life for themselves. They both wanted to start over, but they both ended up doing the same thing they always did.Lucinda...
Who Wrote It? Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretic’s Daughter and The Traitor’s Wife. Plot in a Box: A diverse array of outcasts collide in a small Texas town, on the hunt for a pirate’s buried treasure. Invent a New Title For This Book: We’re Not As Different As You Think Read This If Y...
This is a great book. Set shortly after the Civil War in Texas. I couldn't help but think what a good movie it would make.