(From the publisher):
Zach's pa had said, "Texas has a way of making a man tough." The next day his pa and ma were dead, scalped by marauding Comanche, and their West Fork farm burned to the ground. All that was left of the Holland family were Zach and his brother Ben - two boys who faced the man-sized job of staying alive in a country swarming with bloodthirsty Comanche.
It was the terrible summer of 1868 when the Comanche struck back against the white settlers, burning, killing, and screaming their fury across a hundred valleys. As Zach and Ben struggled across the hot plains toward the safety of Fort Richardson with an avenging Comanche warrior close on their backtrail, every rock seemed to hide a Comanche, every quail that fluttered meant a Comanche arrow ripping through their chests. And when the tall Indian warrior suddenly appeared on the trail ahead with his bloody war lance raised high, Zach knew he'd never be a boy again - in that summer of death that would go down in history as... COMANCHE SUMMER.
Original title: Comanche Summer
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Coming of Age