Douglas Boren has lived a full and exciting life. A retired physician’s assistant, he has resided in Alaska, Florida, New York, New Mexico, and many places in between. Now an avid master scuba diver, he divides his time between the Caribbean and his home in North Carolina. His profound fondness for history stems from an understanding that it is so much more than just a series of dates and events; it is a living record of real people, their impact on those around them, and their role in the unfolding story of life.
Boren's writings—informally titled the Alexander Family Chronicles—recount the exploits of the Alexanders through the generations. You can follow these remarkable men and women as they face unique challenges and overcome incredible odds in 1600s England, the Caribbean in the 1700s, the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and so on, right on up to the present day. Patriot’s Point is Boren's fourth novel.
In the early days of the Civil War, when things were going mostly for the South, the Confederacy planned to extend its empire to California, taking advantage of the Pacific ports and vast goldfields. But first, they had to secure the New Mexico Territory.
For Mace Alexander and his friends, the Civil War was just the beginning. Through the crucible of war, they would become brothers... though not all would survive. In the broiling heat of the desert, and across sun-swept mountains, they would become frontiersmen.
But the deadliest, most ruthless enemy of all awaited them... the Apache Snake Dancers! Their unholy sacrifices and blood crazed ferocity threatened to drive out the struggling white man forever. In the inevitable clash to come, there could only be one victor... one survivor. Only one to see... beyond the horizons.
"...This historical novel, based on factual events, is subtitled “Part of the Alexander Family Chronicles.” The stories of Mace Alexander’s ancestors are covered in two of the author’s previous novels. I found the action, especially descriptions of the battles, exciting and vividly described. There were many pages that covered the Apache Wars... I recommend this book for its page-turning pace, the in-depth characterizations of the major characters, and the exciting conclusion. Highly entertaining." –The Historical Novel Society
Patriot's Point: 1780: At the Battle of Waxhaw, North Carolina, the British Legion massacres the unresisting soldiers of the Virginia Regiment instead of accepting their surrender. In the aftermath, colonists—ordinary men and women, farmers, shopkeepers, and backwoodsmen—come together in secret at an abandoned Spanish mission, renaming it Patriot’s Point. There they organize themselves into a fighting force, vowing to contain the British advance at all cost until the Continental Army can retaliate. Fewer than two hundred men stand in defiance of over five thousand British soldiers: two hundred patriots who understand that freedom is not free.