Om Pumpkin Rollers and The Buckskin Line
Two complete novels by Elmer Kelton:The Pumpkin RollersWhen Trey McLean leaves his family and sets off to learn the cattleman's trade, he's as green as they come. But Trey learns fast. He learns deceit from a con man, and love when he meets the woman he's destined to marry. On a cattle drive to Kansas, Trey learns the trade from veteran drover Ivan Kerbow, but he also learns the code of violence and death from an outlaw who will plague him at every turn.?The Buckskin LineWhen his adoptive father is killed, Rusty Shannon joins the Texas Rangers. Mike Shannon's death haunts him; he owed his life to Mike, who rescued him as a child from the Comanche. With Texas in the throes of secession, Rusty has his hands full, but heads for a showdown with the Buffalo Caller, The Comanche warrior who killed his family.