A Silver Medallion

A Crystal Moore Suspense Book 2

Fiction - Womens
369 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2016
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Author Biography

James R. Callan had a successful career in mathematics and computer science, receiving grants from the National Science Foundation and NASA. He has been listed in Who's Who in Computer Science and in Two Thousand Notable Americans. He left the technology field to pursue his real love, writing. He has had four non-fiction books published, but his passion is mystery and suspense novels. His eleventh book was published in June, 2016

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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

A Silver Medallion (A Crystal Moore Suspense Book 2) by James R. Callan is the thrilling sequel to A Ton of Gold. Crystal Moore finds a runaway slave in an old shed while visiting her grandmother. She is outraged at the suffering and abuse the young woman has endured just to keep her husband, still in Mexico, safe. Crystal is horrified when the young woman, Rosa, explains she isn't the only slave suffering at the hands of a notoriously wealthy Dallas man. There is another young woman working for the monster who keeps her entrapped in his giant house. Rosa's friend, Lucita, fears for the life of her two little girls, being held captive in Mexico. Crystal finds herself obsessing over Lucita's plight. She wants to help the tragic young woman, but how? Crystal works with her friends to find a way to save the young girls and reunite them with their mother. But how much is she willing to risk to help Lucita and her girls? How much is Crystal willing to lose? Can she reunite the children with their mother? Or is she endangering them all?

Filled to the brim with slavery, trafficking, smuggling, murder and secrets, A Silver Medallion is an entertaining, well-written book. The author obviously loves Mexico. His rich details describing Mexico and the people were engaging and made me feel like I was there with Crystal. Although a sequel, A Silver Medallion is a great stand-alone novel. I really enjoyed reading this book! It was interesting and full of action. The page-turning suspense kept me up well into the pre-morning! I look forward to reading future Crystal Moore suspense novels by James R. Callan.

Bobbi Smith

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

BookLife Prize in Fiction

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. ...


This book by Mr. Callan kept me hooked from the very beginning. Drawing a plot that seemed to leap from the headlines, he writes with a page turning intensity that will leave the reader satisfied. Crystal Moore is a heroine you can fall in love with.