After the burned body of a mixed-blood boy, Johnnie Sanders, is discovered in 1878 Dodge City, Kansas, part-time policeman Wyatt Earp enlists the help of his professional-gambler friend Doc Holliday.
If you love historical fiction, then "Doc" is the book for you. This well written novel is an accurate account of Dr. John Henry Holliday's short life. He loved the science and art of dentistry. Frail health and hard economic times prevented him from making a living full time as a dentist. Gambling became essential to supporting his lifestyle. Living and dressing well were of utmost importance to Doc. He was an extremely well educated man. This book covers his complex relationship with an equally educated prostitute name Kate. His friendship and loyalty to the Earp brothers in wild Dodge City, Kansas to the 30 second shoot out at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona is well documented. Tragically Tuberculosis consumed most of his short life, a life he would have loved to live. It ends with his short stay and death in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. I highly recommend this book.
-- by Ann N.