Book & Author Details:
Poison Evidence (Evidence #7) by Rachel Grant
Published by: Janus Publishing
Publication date: 25th October 2016
Genres: Romance, Suspense
It was supposed to be paradise…
After creating advanced mapping technology that intelligence agencies itch to add to their arsenals, Ivy MacLeod can’t turn down the perfect opportunity to test it: mapping a vast World War II battle site in the islands of Palau. The historic survey is more than an all-expenses-paid trip to paradise, it’s also an opportunity to distance her reputation from her traitorous ex-husband.
Disaster strikes when her ex-husband’s allies attempt to steal the equipment, but the man she turns to for help might be the bigger threat to her mission, her country, and her every waking thought. Is he protecting her as he claims…or is he a foreign agent? Her compass is skewed by the magnetic pull of him and further thrown off when she learns her own government has betrayed her.
Stranded on a tropical island with a man whose motives remain a mystery, Ivy must decide who is the spy, who is the protector, and who is the ultimate villain. Choose right, and she gets to keep her country’s secrets—and her life. Choose wrong…and she risks nothing short of all-out war.
I don’t know how she does it. I really don’t. Every time that I think that she can’t produce another story which will get my pulse racing a bit faster, Ms Grant goes and proves me wrong.
One of the strengths of Rachel’s writing is that the storyline is never sacrificed for a bit of heat. And she always manages to imbue a real sense that the characters have a passion for their job, which in turn helps to solidify the depth of the plot and the interpersonal relationships.
But where she gets me every single time is the chemistry between the main characters. No cliches, just subtle, skillfully woven connections which give me a flutter in the stomach, they are so persuasively evocative.
This book is a fabulous example of the romantic suspense genre. I loved it.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Four-time Golden Heart® finalist Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco, survey and excavation of many prehistoric Native American sites in the Pacific Northwest, researching an historic concrete house in Virginia, and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children and can be found on the web at www.Rachel-Grant.net.