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  • 05/2016
  • 9780692679227 B01DJB7U8G
  • 368 pages
  • $14.95
A Silver Medallion
Young, bright, unadventurous Crystal Moore comes face-to-face with slavery in today’s Dallas, Texas. A woman is held, not by chains, but by threats to her two small children left behind in Mexico. Should she escape, or even tell anybody of her situation, her children will be killed. Crystal would like to walk away and forget she ever heard this. But her conscience won’t let her. Her parents were killed when she was just seven. She knows the heartache these children suffer. And she can’t sleep without hearing the cries of the two young girls and their mother. Crystal knows the woman will never escape as long as her children are held hostage. Crystal realizes the only way to free her is to go to Mexico and rescue the girls first, for only if they are safe will the mother ever be free. Crystal goes to Mexico and secures the help of the mysterious Juan Grande. But now, two powerful and ruthless men, one in Mexico and one in Texas, want Crystal dead. She will need all the help she can get from a former bull rider, Crystal’s streetwise housemate Brandi, and Crystal's seventy-six year-old, feisty grandmother.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 8.00 out of 10

Assessment:

A Silver Medallion, the second title in the Crystal Moore Suspense series, reads like a gold-medal thriller from page one, when Crystal Moore and her grandmother take in a young Hispanic woman who escaped from a drug-dealing, modern-day Texas slaveholder. Crystal emerges as a compelling heroine with a big heart and bold personality, and her fierce independence allows Callan the creative freedom to take his character into the heart of Mexico to rescue two young girls she’s never met. The novel’s primary shortcoming: Weak male characters that lack either brains or a backbone. 

Date Submitted: July 23, 2016

Reviews
Amazon

"A Silver Medallion is a gripping, action-packed adventure from talented author James Callan. Crystal Moore is a tough and savvy heroine ..."
 New York Times Bestselling Author Bobbi Smith


 

Amazon

"James Callan's A Silver Medallion is a fine blend of colorful characters, action, suspense, and serious.  Crystal Moore and her grandmother, Eula, are a great team as they take on modern-day slavery and academic fraud in this nonstop novel.  Check it out!"
Bill Crider, best-selling author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series

 

News
07/07/2016
A Silver Medallion named winner of ETWG mystery/thriller novel contest

A Silver Medallion was named the winner of the East Texas Writers Guild contest for mystery/thriller novels. Entries came from across the U.S. and several foreign countries.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 05/2016
  • 9780692679227 B01DJB7U8G
  • 368 pages
  • $14.95

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