This contemporary suspense novel has twenty-nine reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.6 stars.
A Ton of Gold (Crystal Moore Suspense Book 1) by James R. Callan
A 178 year-old folktale causes murder, kidnapping, and arson in 2012 Texas. A contemporary suspense novel, in which Crystal Moore, a young computer scientist, is dragged into danger when thugs set out to kill her only living relative, the 76 year-old grandmother who raised her.
Crystal has no idea who would want to harm her grandmother, or why. In the midst of murder, arson, and kidnapping, the man who nearly destroyed Crystal emotionally is coming back. This time, he can ruin her career. She will need all the help she can get from a former bull rider, her street-wise housemate, and her feisty, straight talking grandmother.
More about the author of this suspense novel, James R. Callan:
After a successful career in mathematics and computer science, receiving grants from the National Science Foundation and NASA, and being listed in Who’s Who in Computer Science and Two Thousand Notable Americans, James R. Callan turned to his first love—writing. He has had four non-fiction books published. He now concentrates on his favorite genre, mystery/suspense.
“Your heart will go out to Crystal Moore, who must not only combat attacks on her only living relative, but must figure out who her enemies are. And, at the heart of her struggle, there is the lure of a ton of gold. Callan draws genuine, sympathetic characters that pull you in.” Jory Sherman, author of more than three hundred books.
“James Callan is a master at understanding human conflict and the raw emotions… In A Ton of Gold, he magically weaves a story in the midst of folk tales and murder that are haunting, mysterious, and guaranteed to remain with you long after the final page is read.” Caleb Pirtle III, Editorial Director at Gallivant Press.