T. H. Elkman

A Western Novel

Illustrated by Al P. Bringas
LIST PRICE $14.99

About The Book

1800’s American West—a place where men find themselves in harsh and cruel circumstances and where lives are short lived. Where women are hard as the steel of a gun, and the sweet burn of whiskey eases the rough, ratted edges. Where death is a pill that must be swallowed, and senses are developed beyond true human comprehension . . .

Honest work on the frontier was sometimes hard to acquire. Traveling independently on the expansive road through the west, cowboy and westerner Tomas H. Elkman is a man of the times. To ease the loneliness of the trail while searching for gainful employment, Elkman warily teams up with a fight-prone, good-timing gambler by the name of Jefferson McGredy.

This strange pairing of men is hired to deliver an assemblage of horses to a ranch in the untamed northern territory. The rancher sends his young son, Kent Martin, to accompany the horsemen on their travels through mountains and rivers, across primitive landscapes, and into remnants of mining boomtowns. The journey becomes a constant challenge to their moral fiber as they face the overwhelming hardships of hostile weather, rustlers, and natives . . .

T. H. Elkman is a story of frontier grit, moral simplicity, individuality and consequential violence in the American West.

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L’Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (September 6, 2016)
  • Length: 260 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510711877

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Raves and Reviews

"T. H. Elkman 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. . . . Heisner brings out the danger one could encounter with rustlers, Indians, and death."
—True West Magazine

"Twenty pages into . . . T.H. Elkman, I needed a shot of whiskey to get the trail dust off my teeth. Heisner brings the grime and grit of the Old West to the reader, and the reader to the Old West. At the end of the ride, you find he’s also told a fine story."
—Christopher Mitchum, actor

"[Heisner] writes with a deep sense of understanding and command of his subject matter. His vivid descriptive style really brings the characters and story to life in a refreshing manner!"
—Wyatt McCrea, actor

"T. H. Elkman 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. . . . Heisner brings out the danger one could encounter with rustlers, Indians, and death."
—True West Magazine

"Twenty pages into . . . T.H. Elkman, I needed a shot of whiskey to get the trail dust off my teeth. Heisner brings the grime and grit of the Old West to the reader, and the reader to the Old West. At the end of the ride, you find he’s also told a fine story."
—Christopher Mitchum, actor

"[Heisner] writes with a deep sense of understanding and command of his subject matter. His vivid descriptive style really brings the characters and story to life in a refreshing manner!"
—Wyatt McCrea, actor

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