The Mallen Streak Author:Catherine Cookson Mallen — The name was a law unto itself. Drinking, gambling, and womanizing, their reckless breed ravaged the countryside. All their sons, legitimate and bastard alike, bore the Mallen streak - a white shock coursing through dark hair. It was said that a marked Mallen never died in bed. — The Men — Thomas Mallen - who died of an unforgivable sin. — ... more »Dick Mallen - who gambled away his own fortune and stole the last of his father's.
Donald Radlet - the bastard son whose special cruelty was reserved for one woman.
And Their Women
Anna Brigmore - the passionate governess with a gift of sacrifice.
Constance - who married one man and gave herself to another.
Barbara - who suffered the cruel fate of the Mallen prophecy.« less