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"King of the historical thriller..." (Providence Journal)

"Fascinating and... fast-paced, this adrenaline packed adventure is sprinkled with love, betrayal, and violent death: old-fashioned storytelling at its best..." Booklist (starred review)

Bound for Gold is the sixth Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington adventure and a big, brawny tale of America's growth, too. This time, Peter and Evangeline learn of a lost Gold Rush journal, and they're off to modern San Francisco to find the journal, written by a young Bostonian Forty-niner. San Francisco history bursts to life, and we are swept back and forth through time, as you have been in so many other Martin novels.

Here's what some of the early readers are saying:

“In the tradition of James Michener, this epic about the California gold rush (and a parallel modern one) is wonderfully engrossing and addictive. William Martin made me believe I was on the banks of those rugged mountain streams, panning for the dust that dreams are made of and lives are lost to. Ambitious, exciting, and vividly researched. A twenty-four karat read." -- David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Rambo: First Blood and Murder as a Fine Art

“Another masterpiece from the master of historical fiction.” -- Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Cotton Malone series

"Boston meets San Francisco... in this rollicking epic tale of the California gold rush, modern mayhem, and the mysteries that haunt families for generations. History brought to life." -- H.W. Brands, award-winning author of The Age of Gold, Reagan: the Life, and Benjamin Franklin: The First American

“Fans of rare book dealer Peter Fallon, rejoice! He’s back (with lady friend Evangeline Carrington, of course), unearthing family skeletons from the Gold Rush. Historic fact intertwines with vibrant fiction in this timely and relevant novel.” Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope novels

"Epic in scale, eloquent in execution, BOUND FOR GOLD is a pure delight. The great Forty-Niner gold rush comes to vivid life in William Martin’s skillful, suspenseful, and original retelling... nothing short of mesmerizing. – John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Dismas Hardy novels

"Bound For Gold is the purest gold for readers! William Martin has always been a fine craftsman and a marvelous storyteller, and this tale of the "Golden West" when the gold was real in the hand is fiction at its most enthralling. Framed by a sharply drawn portrait of today, this saga of men struggling over fortunes almost two centuries ago in a rugged and raw America--and their long shadows--is just plain great." -- Ralph Peters, New York Times Best Selling Author of Cain at Gettysburg

Bound for Gold is grand adventure, an epic saga of American gold fever in both history and the present day. Peter Fallon is still at the top of his game. Bravo." --Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Judgment and The Switch

William Martin’s masterpiece. From the inventor of the History-Mystery genre, comes the definitive Old West-Gold Rush story.... You will feel part of it. The characters will live with you for a long time to come. -- Linda Stasi, New York Daily News Columnist, Author of The Book of Judas