You’ve heard Doc Holliday’s history, but do you know his story?
Dance with the Devil is the story of a how a gentleman becomes an outlaw, how an outlaw becomes a lawman, and how a Southern son named John Henry becomes a legend called Doc Holliday. The year is 1873, and the West is wild. Jesse James and his gang are robbing trains, the Sioux Indians are on the warpath, and Dr. John Henry Holliday arrives in Texas as a young man with a troubled past hoping to regain his place as a Southern gentleman and win back the love of the girl he left behind. But his life in the West doesn’t turn out the way he’s planned, and soon he’s in trouble with the law and facing a terrifying truth as desperation drives him toward the frontier and leads to deadly action. And as the story races from the gambling halls of Dallas to the saloons of Dodge City and the dangers of the Santa Fe Trail, John Henry finds a new love affair and a new hero to follow—and an old enemy eager for a reckoning.
Dance with the Devil is the second book in the award-winning Saga of Doc Holliday, an epic American tale of heroes and villains, dreams lost and found, families broken and reconciled, of sin and recompense and the redeeming power of love.
Victoria Wilcox is Founding Director of Georgia’s Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum (the antebellum home of the family of Doc Holliday, now a site on the National Register of Historic Places), where she learned the family’s untold stories of their legendary cousin. Her work with the museum led to two decades of original research, making her a nationally recognized authority on the life of Doc Holliday. She is the author of the documentary film In Search of Doc Holliday, and the award-winning historical novel trilogy The Saga of Doc Holliday for which she twice received Georgia Author of the Year honors and in 2016 was named Best Historical Western Novelist by True West Magazine. She has lectured across the country, appeared in local and regional media, guested on NPR affiliates, and was featured in the Fox Network series Legends & Lies: The Real West. She is a member of the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the Wild West History Association, and the Writer’s Guild of the Booth Museum of Western Art and has been a featured contributor to True West Magazine. In the summer of 2017, she joined actor Val Kilmer (Tombstone) as guest historian at the inaugural “Doc HolliDays” in Tombstone, Arizona, site of the legendary OK Corral gunfight.