Another page-turner from author Elizabeth Goddard, Present Danger takes the reader from one suspense filled moment to the next with barely a chance to catch their breath. With a Montana national forest setting, much of the action takes place on rough, mountainous terrain that makes it difficult to discover the hidden secrets that pose a threat to anyone who gets too close.

Primary characters are Terra Conners, a U.S. Forest Special Agent and Jack Tanner, former FBI special agent who is now a detective in Montana. When on a routine search for missing children in the wilderness, Jack discovers a body that leads to a dangerous investigation into murder and illegal artifact trafficking. Terra and Jack have a history with each other and did not part on the best of terms so working together on the case is not exactly comfortable for them. As the danger escalates neither of them has time to dwell on their past and find old feelings beginning to surface again.

As I stated earlier, Present Danger had me turning the pages well into the night. Its plotĀ  moved along at a swift pace filled with action, danger, and volatile secrets. I had more than one suspect in mind as the story progressed but nothing turned out as I expected. I would love to get to know Jack and Terra better and hope they will at least have a role in the next installment of this exciting series.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Hidden crimes. Open threats. Long-buried secrets.
They’ll be fighting for the truth–and their lives.

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.

If he fails this time, it will cost them far more than just their hearts.

Read an excerpt HERE.



Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including Present Danger and the Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold over one million copies. She is a Carol Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry. For more information about her books, visit her website at