Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard is the first book in her new Rocky Mountain Courage series. U.S. Forest Service Special Agent Terra Conners is asked to help investigate a murder that occurred on forest land, which requires partnering with her ex-boyfriend, Former FBI Special Agent Jack Tanner.
Fans of Elizabeth Goddard’s last series Uncommon Justice will love seeing Jack head up this investigation. He personally chooses Terra to assist him, first because he wants to work with her again, and then, as the investigation takes a dangerous turn, to keep her close.
Terra is the daughter of one of three rescue workers — hailed for their Rocky Mountain courage — who died over a decade ago. The children of those rescue workers became best friends and we get a hint at the other two’s eventual stories in the pages of Present Danger.
Present Danger itself is a complicated tale of secrets that delves into the world of artifacts. As a topic I find particularly fascinating, I loved the details that came to light through the investigation. For others, I can see how the details could bog down the story. And I did struggle at first keeping track of all the characters we meet at the beginning.
However, by letting the story unfold, it takes readers on a twisting journey that delivers readers to a thrilling ending. It’s the type of story I look forward to reading again, to catch more of the nuances and revisit the characters we’ll get to know better in the next two books.
If you like romantic suspense set in the mountains, surrounded by artifacts, and tied to a group of friends, definitely give Present Danger a read. I enjoyed it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.