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TBT Feature: James R. Callan’s Cleansed by Fire

Happy Thursday, reader friends!!

​Today I’m sharing some info on James R. Callan’s TBT feature novel, . Have you read it or any of his books? He’s a new-to-me author so I enjoyed reading about his book. Leave a comment to share your thoughts!

About the Book


From the back cover: Churches are burning and a man is murdered, plunging a small Texas town into a state of fear. Father Frank DeLuca, pastor of Prince of Peace Church, is thrust into an impossible dilemma when he hears that another church will be burned. But the disturbing information comes to him via the confessional, and church law forbids him from telling anyone—even the police.
He doesn’t know which church, when, or by whom. Still, he can’t sit idly by, and no law prevents him from looking into the matter himself. The crimes have set the town’s residents on edge, fraying the bonds of trust. Is the mysterious newcomer with ties to the drug scene involved? What about the man who says maybe the churches deserved to burn? Or the school drop-out into alcohol and drugs who attacks the priest with a knife?
Countering this are a young widow whose mission is to make others shine, and a youth choir determined to help those whose churches have been destroyed by the arsonist.
Father Frank’s investigation leads him dangerously close to the local drug scene and he soon discovers the danger has come to him. Can he save his own church? Can he save his own life?
“What is truly impressive about Callan’s writing is his gift for characterization.” From a review by John Brantingham  of Over My Dead Body

Purchase: ​Amazon

About the Author


About 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 eleventh book is scheduled to release in 2016.

Connect and follow Mr. Callan at: Website, Facebook, PinterestAmazon Author Page, Goodreads, Twitter

4 thoughts on “TBT Feature: James R. Callan’s Cleansed by Fire”

  1. Toni, thank you for sharing this excellent review with your Heart”wings” sisters. James, the plot is one that is surely going to keep the reader involved from start to finish! I will be adding it to my Kindle library! j


    1. Thank you, Joyce, for your kind words. Cleansed by Fire is the first Father Frank mystery. Over My Dead Body is the second. And the third is just a few ideas bouncing around in my head. Maybe next year. Again, thanks for visiting.


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