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DOUG HOCKING. Massacre at Point of Rocks

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DOUG HOCKING. Massacre at Point of Rocks. Sundowners. Trade paperback, eBook, 371 pages, $13.99, $3.99.

Chock full of vivid details about the historic Southwest along the Santa Fe Trail and the many Indians inhabiting the area, along with weapons, buffalo hunting, various traditions and folk stories, Doug Hocking packs this novel full to the brim. Based on a true incident, the novel’s young protagonist, Danny, accompanies Kit Carson in an attempt to rescue a captive white woman and her child in 1849 New Mexico.