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The Doctor and the Rough Rider (Weird West Tales) by Mike Resnick
Cover Artist: Seamus Gallagher
Review by Drew Bittner
Pyr Trade Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781616146900
Date: 04 December 2012 List Price $17.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Doc Holliday is just looking for a place to live out his final days, as he dies (slowly) of tuberculosis--but the medicine man known as Geronimo is not finished with the dentist-turned-shootist by a long shot... and now he is ready to lower the barrier keeping the United States out of the West. But he wants to talk with a certain young ex-governor named Teddy Roosevelt first.

From official release/information:

Book Description: It's August 19, 1884. The consumptive Doc Holliday is preparing to await his end in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, when the medicine man Geronimo enlists him on a mission. The time the great chief has predicted has come, the one white man he's willing to treat with has crossed the Mississippi and is heading to Tombstone--a young man named Theodore Roosevelt. The various tribes know that Geronimo is willing to end the spell that has kept the United States from expanding west of the Mississippi. In response, they have created a huge, monstrous, medicine man named War Bonnet, whose function is to kill Roosevelt and Geronimo and keep the United States east of the river forever. And War Bonnet has enlisted the master shootist John Wesley Hardin.

So the battle lines are drawn: Roosevelt and Geronimo against the most powerful of the medicine men, a supernatural creature that seemingly nothing can harm; and Holliday against the man with more credited kills than any gunfighter in history. It does not promise to be a tranquil summer.

(Source: Pyr)

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