Eric H. Heisner’s, T.H. Elkman (Skyhorse Publishing, $22.99) gives insight into the life of Thomas H. Elkman in the 1800s, a cowboy who is not ready to settle in one place and drifts from place to place looking for work. Gambler Jefferson McGredy trails with Elkman and brings his troubled past with him as they head north. They hire on to take fifteen horses and the rancher’s son from Colorado to the Montana Territory. Heisner brings out the danger one could encounter with rustlers, Indians and death. The book leaves readers with some unanswered questions but overall these adventures will retain their interest.
—Lowell F. Volk, author of the Luke Taylor and Trevor Lane series