John Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today’s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes’s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of “the godfather of historical novelists” from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.
The Lawlessby John Jakes, Bruce Watson
The disreputable Louis Kent has died in ruin. Jephtha Kent's vow to reunite his family has fallen to
Post-Civil War prosperity has transformed the nation. The Kents thrust themselves into the daring occupations of our country's most reckless and corrupt era. . .feverish speculation in the east. . .the cattle boom in the west . . .rip-roaring Abilene and Deadwood.
The disreputable Louis Kent has died in ruin. Jephtha Kent's vow to reunite his family has fallen to his son Gideon. But when Gideon draws Louis's widow, the fiery Julia, back into the fold, he fans the embers of an illicit romance that scorches the Kents for generations to come.
THE LAWLESS is seventh in the Kent Family Chronicles following THE WARRIORS.
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