Destination Santa Fe
Book Four of the Clint Mason Series
About the Book
Into New Mexico Territory rides a young, well-educated gambler and gunman. Santa Fe is Clint Mason's chosen destination, where he seeks to peacefully acquire land and start his dream horse ranch. Because of a wrongful murder charge stemming back to an event that occurred when he was 16, Clint is also a wanted man. His education has helped develop his uncanny skills in poker and reading people, and the huge winnings at poker tables have brought many challenges his way. By necessity, his natural skills with guns have developed to a high level of professionalism. Will Clint's past or his latest deadly confrontations keep him from obtaining a prized piece of land outside of Santa Fe on the Rio Pecos?
About the Author
William F. Martin was born on a Kentucky farm and moved west in the mid-sixties on an assignment with the federal government's program to help Native Americans. His assignment to Santa Fe, New Mexico, began a lifetime love affair with the American West. His writing interest was developed with the publishing of many technical journal articles and textbooks on environmental and engineering issues. He obtained a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas. After assignments in South Dakota, Arizona, and Texas, he has lived near the Gulf of Mexico on Treasure Island, Florida, and in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, North Carolina. Mr. Martin wishes to acknowledge the inspiration provided by his favorite uncle, the late Tom Weatherholt, who was a professional truck driver by trade. It was at the age of eight, while accompanying his Uncle Tom in a trip from Kentucky to New York City, sleeping aboard that big rig and eating at truck stops, that the author was introduced to Zane Gray's Western novels.