If I had a six-shooter, I d be firing it off in celebration of "Doc" . . . a deeply sympathetic, aggressively researched and wonderfully entertaining story. "The Washington Post "
A magnificent read . . . filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving . . . more realistic yet more riveting than any movie or TV western . . . Doc Holliday is the tragic hero in this terrific bio-epic. . . . Losing their mythic, heroic sheen, figures like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson become more captivating for their complexity. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Intense, individual characters, so fully realized that readers can almost physically touch them, fill the novel s pages . . . Doc s restrained but magnificent struggle to rise above the indignities of his disease and of life in Dodge . . . is one of the delights of this surprisingly luminous and elegant novel. " The Oregonian"
Fascinating . . . Russell s women are a match for any of the men in Dodge, and their presence at the center of "Doc" gives the novel an unforced verisimilitude. " The Plain Dealer"
Intoxicating . . . "Doc" reads like a movie you can t wait to watch. " The Seattle Times"
Grabs us from the opening sentence . . . Russell makes the narrative hum and the characters come alive. "Chicago Tribune"
Well-written and provocative, "Doc" is a book that will haunt you. Historical Novels Review"show more