AUTHOR: Elizabeth Goddard
Former FBI Special Agent Jack Tanner is working as a detective in Montana when he comes across a body in the national forest during a search and rescue mission. He's committed to finding the killer, even if it means working alongside his old flame, US Forest Service Special Agent Terra Connors.
When Terra discovers that the murder victim had ties to a powerful and dangerous trafficker of archaeological artifacts, the investigation takes a deadly turn--one that hits too close to home. As Terra fears she lacks the courage to face what comes next, Jack is more determined than ever to protect her. But he's failed her before. And if he fails this time, it will cost them far more than just their hearts.
If you enjoy fast-paced stories with multiple characters, twists and convoluted plots, you will love Present Danger. The main characters, Jack and Terra, end up working together to try to solve the dangerous puzzle entangling them and forcing them to confront deep hurts from their pasts. Whether they can solve the crimes is one complex issue; dealing with their personal history is an additional minefield.
The multi-layered mystery kept me riveted, even though the characters didn’t really resonate with me. I did find the short chapters/scenes distracting, but others will likely appreciate them. I enjoyed the story enough to read it twice. Present Danger earns four stars.
I was given a copy of Present Danger courtesy of Graf Martin Communications and Baker Publishing Group.