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.
USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard weaves a tangled web of nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping romance in this fast-paced conclusion to her Rocky Mountain Courage series.
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In My Opinion
Because Critical Alliance is the third and final book in Elizabeth Goddard’s Rock Mountain Courage series, I wanted a powerful ending. There were parts of the book that gave that to me—lots of action and plenty of details about cyber security—this ended up being my least favorite in the series.
That had a lot to do with the romance aspect of the book. There’s a lot happening when Alex and Mackenzie reconnect and that didn’t leave a lot of room for them to develop their relationship (especially when they’d only spent one day together previously). Personally, when I pick up a romantic suspense, I want the romance to be as believable as the suspense and this one fell somewhat flat for me.
Goddard does do a great job of showing some of the ways cyber crimes can be committed and, for anyone interested in those types of details, this book delivers. In addition, I didn’t figure out the villain until just before he revealed himself, so that’s another area the author met my expectations.
It is a good end to the series as readers have now gotten to read where each of the friends who lost a parent in a rescue are years later.
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