Critical Alliance is book three in the Rocky Mountain Courage series by Elizabeth Goddard. This is a great stand alone story which references characters from the earlier books, so it is best to read them in order. This is a nice Christian suspenseful romance story that is full of action, suspense and mystery with touches of romance. It is well written and very descriptive, I was able to imagine what was happening and was kept guessing as to who was attacking her father’s company. I was kept guessing untilt he end of the story as to who was attacking the company.
The things that stand out for me in this book are the family dynamics and how serious Cyber threats are. It is hard for me to imagine a family turning their backs on a family member for what they did while young. Even with not seeing her family, when she suspects they are in danger, she rushes to help them. I enjoyed how stressful Mackenzie and Alex’s jobs are, yet when needed they push on for the good of others.
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About the Book
Mackenzie Hanson’s special set of skills opened the door to a successful career as a professor of cybersecurity at a Michigan university, allowing her to put her criminal past behind her. But when a long-ago partner in crime delivers a cryptic message about her father’s tech company being under cyberattack, she heads for Montana to secure exposed assets, close security breaches, and hopefully save lives.
Diplomatic Security Services special agent Alex Knight is back home in Montana to decompress from a mission gone wrong. But even as he’s trying to relax, he’s drawn into another mystery, complete with suspicious deaths, lethal threats, and whispers of espionage that all have one thing in common—a beautiful cybersecurity expert with a dark past.
When the situation turns deadly, Alex and Mackenzie will have to work together to find the answers they need–before someone silences Mackenzie for good.
About the Author
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. You can learn more about her and books she has written at https://elizabethgoddard.com/