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Tales of Mason

04 Jul

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Welcome to the official website for Western novelist William F. Martin.  Please bookmark this site and check back often over the days ahead, as Mr. Martin debuts the adventures of Clint Mason online. 

The third book published in the Clint Mason series, School Teacher and Gunman is the actual beginning of the Tales of Mason; Stand Tough and Ride West complete the series. School Teacher and Gunman was published on this blog serially beginning in March, 2011, running through July, 2012. Second in the storytelling sequence comes Destination Santa Fe, followed by Phantom Rider and Rio Pecos Compound, the latter of which is being published here serially beginning in July, 2016.

You can also find Chapter One from School Teacher and Gunman, Destination Santa Fe, and Phantom Rider on this site, and each of these books’ full contents may someday return to this site.

Please also look around the site for additional information on Mr. Martin and his books. Your interest and feedback are greatly appreciated.

 
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Phantom Rider: Chapter 1.

06 Oct

Author’s Note: The fifth book published in the Clint Mason series, Phantom Rider was published on this blog serially beginning in October, 2013, running through June, 2016. The book’s full contents may someday return to this site. Please consider picking up a copy of Phantom Rider and all the other Clint Mason books for yourself and a friend, and also look for the contents of these books on this site. Thank you very much for your interest.

Phantom Rider

Learn more about Phantom Rider: Book Five of The Clint Mason Series

Copyright William F. Martin. All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 1.

The talkative gambler had no idea of the trouble he was stirring up. While his tale of two families being driven off their ranches by rich land grabbers from St. Louis and Chicago was a common occurrence on the gold coast of California, what this gambler did not know was the amount of personal interest in the families held by one of the listeners.

The lean, tall, olive-skinned cowboy showed no outward signs of the turmoil churning deep within his chest. His stone face masked completely the raging thoughts going through Clint Mason’s brain. A very observant gambler may have picked up on a tightening of Clint’s jaw muscles, but other than that slight sign, the poker game continued without a change. A more delayed reaction was the steady flow of chips into Clint’s stack. The possibility that his two young families had been cheated out of the ranches that Clint had set them up on changed his game. Knowing that his gambling skills were far above this group, he had been playing for pure fun, taking it easy on the other players at the table. His new anger turned against the messenger, even though he knew that was not logical.

It only took an hour or so for the talkative messenger to be wiped out of his table stakes. Clint followed the newly broke gambler to the bar to buy the man a few drinks. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Introduction: Phantom Rider

05 Oct

Author’s Note: The third book published in the Clint Mason series, School Teacher and Gunman is the actual beginning of the Tales of Mason; Stand Tough and Ride West complete the series. School Teacher and Gunman was published on this blog serially beginning in March, 2011, running through July, 2012. Second in the storytelling sequence comes Destination Santa Fe, followed by Phantom Rider and Rio Pecos Compound, the latter of which is being published here serially beginning in July, 2016. Please consider picking up copies of all the Clint Mason books for yourself and a friend, and also look for the contents of these books on this site. Thank you very much for your interest.

Phantom Rider

Book Five of The Clint Mason Series by William F. Martin.

A very dangerous task lies ahead of Clint Mason. Since he’s wanted for murder and he knows many are out to kill him, he returns to California in secret… where he can’t help stealing two ripe shipments of gold. Luckily, a mysterious phantom rider soon comes along and Clint’s forgotten. By all means, he continues using bravery and deadly force to achieve justice, and chancing death-defying risks for huge stakes at every turn.

Will his next showdown be his last?

Published: 10/31/2012
Format: Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages: 130
Size: 5×8
ISBN: 978-1-47728-264-9

 
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