When her millionaire husband died, beautiful Lanine Hall was left with a huge TexaS empire, a rebellious daughter, and a desperate, repressed need to be loved. Her daughter Beth was 16, wild, and infatuated with the powerful young Indian she was secretly meeting in the hidden places of Big Thicket-the immense savage chaparrel adjoining the lavish Hall mansion. Kenneth Steele was the dark, mysterious stranger who entered their lives and reawakened Lanine's dormant sensuality. But when he ventured into the dense wilderness with Beth, the overpowering forces of nature and the secrets of the Old South converged in a sexual and emotional thicket. By the author of "Castles In the Air."