by 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.
Right from the beginning, I kept questioning the fact that this is the first book in a new series. It felt too familiar, like I already knew some of the characters.
I finally realized…it’s because this series connects with the previous series (Uncommon Justice) Elizabeth Goddard wrote! I love that by the way, when old friends show up again…and although they did have only minor roles in this story, it was fun to see them pop in on occasion! 🙂
This book is action packed and full of twists and turns, just like a great mystery novel needs to be!
Jack and Terra have a history, and now they’re thrown back together, working in different law enforcement agencies, working to solve the same crimes. It all started out as a Search and Rescue operation, when they’re looking for some missing people, and end up finding a dead body they weren’t expecting to find.
Ancient artifacts play into the whole scheme of things, somehow. Terra is trying to figure out why they are showing up, in Montana of all things. And then, it seems like she is being targeted herself, and she has no idea why.
I enjoyed watching this play out, and I had some ideas as to who or what might be behind all the killings…but I was kept guessing until the end!
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