Presenting Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard

Series:Rocky Mountain Courage, Book 1
Genre:Romantic Suspense

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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.

Join bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Goddard as she plunges you into a web of deceit made of hidden crimes, open threats, and long-buried family secrets in this gripping first book of an explosive new series.

If you haven’t read an Elizabeth Goddard book you just don’t know what you are missing. When Former FBI Special Agent Jack Tanner happens upon a body, he knows he has to solve the case, find the killer, despite working with someone he has a past with. This case is more important and he needs the expertise of US Forest Service Special Agent Terra Connors.

A small plane crash, that’s all it is. It seems the pilot got away alive so everything should be OK. Wait, not so with a Goddard book. It’s just the beginning of a wild ride and a journey through many murders with crimes including artifacts that are worth more money than anyone could imagine. The crimes go deep and the search is extensive and the story is one that will have you on the edge of your seats biting your nails while trying to figure out who all is involved.

Wow! This is an amazing read. Elizabeth Goddard writes a compelling story with characters created thoughtfully and they tell this wonderful story so amazingly. I love how deeply the characters develop as the story unfolds. Jack and Terra were wonderful main characters and I love reading the specific details of each lead they run with and tried to solve the crimes right along with them. There is a lot going on in this book, to much to hit on, quite a few twists and turns that kept me from figuring out what was really going on. I didn’t know much about artifacts and their worth until reading present danger, and I appreciate what I found out from this book. I also appreciate the element of faith in God presented her. If you love a good clean suspense/ thriller, you need to read this one. I give Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard Five plus Stars. It’s worth so many more stars.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

About Elizabeth Goddard

A reader once told me that when she feels down, she picks up one of my books. She knows it will take her away from her troubles, at least for a while. That made me smile because I understand the need to ride on the winds of imagination. As a reader, I enjoy a novel that will whisk me away to another time and place.

Sometimes we simply need an escape from the stress of life and the tragedies happening around us in this fallen world. We need to be refreshed and inspired, lifted from everyday life.

I’ve often heard this response to my novels, which confirms what my ministry of words is about—telling stories set in unique locations and filled with adventure and suspense. Stories that infuse with a sense of hope and redemption. Stories that leave you with a spiritual nugget to take away.

Isn’t that what Jesus did when He told His parables?

Above all, my greatest hope is that my writing will not only entertain you, but draw your heart closer to Him.

Escape with me!

My Story

I’m a seventh generation Texan and grew up in a small town in East Texas once considered the world’s richest acre because of the oil produced on one acre downtown. There were so many oil pumps in my hometown that every night their gentle hum lulled me to sleep.

For a brief few years I lived in Oregon, the setting from which I draw many of my stories. God placed the desire to write within me from an early age. That, along with the love of reading, of course. My mother kept bookshelves filled with books she loved reading as girl, passing that love down to her daughter. Others influenced my life, as well. My third grade teacher read Mrs. Piggle Wiggle to the class—such a beloved and zany story—I couldn’t wait to share it with my children. Only two years later I tackled two adult novels: 2001 A Space Odyssey (admittedly it took five tries before I made it through) and The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. I remember spending entire summers doing nothing but reading novels, and sometimes reading the ones I loved more than once!

In addition to reading voraciously, I wrote poetry and numerous stories, even starting my first romance novel at fourteen. My English teachers entered me in UIL creative writing contests, so I’ve been writing off and on for years. But it wasn’t until 2001, when I had three small children at home, that I began to seriously pursue writing a novel for publication. That’s been a few years ago and now my kiddoes (add another one to the mix for a total of four) are mostly all grown,  and I’m still writing and going strong!

I have the Lord to thank for giving me the dream to write novels and for making it come true. My stories have been finalists in contests, but in 2011, my romantic mystery The Camera Never Lies won the prestigious Carol Award in the mystery category. I thank my Lord and Savior for installing this creative gift within me and letting me use it in such a big way. I encourage you to dream big, and follow those dreams He gives you.


With over a million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES–a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

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