The successful "Wild West meets steampunk" series continues
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.
Michael "Mike" Diamond Resnick (born 1942), better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is an American science fiction author. He is executive editor of Jim Baen's Universe.
Mike Resnick is the father of the fantasy author Laura Resnick.
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