Spotlight Shining on James R. Callan

About the book: 

Crystal Moore’s close friend Ron Drake is a shoo-in to win the governor’s race. Two workers in his opponent’s camp think that can be changed. A little dirty trick might swing votes away from Drake. But when no questionable activities by Drake can be found, the two workers create one. And what starts out as a move to swing some voters, end up with murders.

The pair steals a valuable painting from Drake, and put it in a storage unit they rented under Drake’s name. But in the course of the theft, a man is killed in Drake’s home. There is no evidence against Drake, but fake news is leaked from the D.A.’s office to the media.

The effect is swift. Drake’s numbers in the polls plummet.

Crystal vows to find who stole the painting, who rented the storage under Drake’s name, who killed the man in Drake’s home, and who is leaking information to the media. As she begins to dig for clues, attacks are made on her life. Are the murders and art theft linked to the election?

On election day, Drake comes in second. But the election isn’t over yet, nor the attacks on Crystal. Will Drake win or be defeated by a political dirty trick? More important, will Crystal manage to stay alive?

Political Dirty Trick is A Crystal Moore Suspense, Book #3. Midwest Book Review Senior Reviewer, D. Donovan said, ““Powerful in its characterization, plot, and narrative interactions, Political Dirty Trick is the item of choice for thriller readers who like their stories steeped in realistic scenarios and possibilities.”


Book #2 in the series, A Silver Medallion, was named a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner. NY Times Bestseller Bobbie Smith said “… is a gripping, action-packed adventure.” BookLife Prize in Fiction said, “… reads like a gold-medal thriller from page one.”


About the author: 

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. His twelfth book released in May, 2018.



Where to find the book: 

Political Dirty Trick is available in digital, paperback and hardcover formats.  Check it out at:  Amazon 

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