Clay Tanner is the name used by George Proctor to write CHANCE. A western series featuring a riverboat gambler, that appeared between November 1986 and July 1988. He also writes under THE TEXICANS western series under the name of Zack Wyatt
From the pen of Spur Award nominee, George W. Proctor writing as Clay Tanner comes the adventures of Chance Sharpe. He's cool-headed, hot-blooded ... and always in the winner's circle. He's Chance, a legend in his own time on the big river paddlewheels. Whether it's cards or women, he plays hard and wins big. Look for Chance's other adventures - Western excitement you won't want to miss!
Chance Sharpe was seeing red! The sleazy weasel who held the title to his riverboat, Wild Card, had stolen it nice and legal—for $200 in back taxes. In a town where graft and government walked hand in hand, Chance figured he’d better look for justice outside the courtroom. The varmint had a greedy streak. Chance knew just how to make that greed work to get the Wild Card back all nice and legal.
Only a split-second move keeps Chance from getting his head blown off by a mean Texas boy who dropped his family inheritance at the poker table. The rich stockbroker who hosted the game isn’t as lucky. But it’s Chance who’s whisked off to the slammer when he’s found bending over the dead broker with a smoking Colt .45 in his hand. Chance needs to settle the score with his deadliest hand yet.
Riverboat owner, gambler and ladies' man Chance Sharpe gets word of strange goings-on up on the Mississippi by Craddock's Bend. Several boats have disappeared... ghostly spirits are haunting the riverbanks. it all seems like hogwash to Chance-until his own boat falls victim. Chance means to get to the bottom of this phantom foolery...with an able and wiling Cajun spitfire named Karin at his side!
Riverboat owner Tate Browder is one of the slimiest varmints to cruise down the Mississippi. On his boat, the New Moon, he’s fleeced many a sucker in poker games that have made his fortune. But Chance Sharpe is on to Browder and his cheating ways … and soon he’s won the New Moon with a trick of his own that leaves Browder boiling for revenge ...and Chance fighting to stay afloat.