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Bound for Gold

(The sixth book in the Peter Fallon series)
A novel by

Rare-book dealer Peter Fallon returns in a thrilling historical novel about the California Gold Rush, by New York Times bestselling author William Martin

Bound for Gold continues New York Times bestselling author William Martin's epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. They are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of Gold Rush. The journal follows young James Spencer, of the Sagamore Mining Company, on a spectacular journey from staid Boston, up the Sacramento River to the Mother Lode. During his search for a "lost river of gold," Spencer confronts vengeance, greed, and racism in himself and others, and builds one of California's first mercantile empires.

In the present, Peter Fallon's son asks his father for help appraising the rare books in the Spencer estate and reconstructing Spencer's seven-part journal, which has been stolen from the California Historical Society. Peter and Evangeline head for modern San Francisco and quickly discover that there's something much bigger and more dangerous going on, and Peter's son is in the middle of it. Turns out, that lost river of gold may be more than a myth.

Past and present intertwine as two stories of the eternal struggle for power and wealth become one.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Another masterpiece, from the master of historical fiction." - Steve Berry

"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

"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, and its resonance into the present is nothing short of mesmerizing." - John Lescroart

"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

"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 karatread." - David Morrell

"The purest gold for readers! William Martin has always been a fine craftsmanand 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

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Used availability for William Martin's Bound for Gold

Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback

Title: Bound for Gold: A Peter Fallon Novel of the California Gold Rush (Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington)
Author(s): William Martin
ISBN: 0-7653-8421-3 / 978-0-7653-8421-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Bound for Gold: A Peter Fallon Novel of the California Gold Rush (Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington)
Author(s): William Martin
ISBN: 0-7653-8422-1 / 978-0-7653-8422-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Bound for Gold: A Peter Fallon Novel of the California Gold Rush (Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington Book 6)
Author(s): William Martin
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA