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Poison Evidence

(Evidence #7)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  460 ratings  ·  68 reviews
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 r
Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Janus Publishing
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I've given this a B+ for narration and an A- for content at AudioGals, so that's 4.5 stars.

Note: In my review of Cold Evidence, I mentioned that there was a teeny bit of a cliffhanger at the end, which would play out in the next book. Because the two stories are linked by this plot point and a few recurring characters, there will be some small spoilers for Cold Evidence in this review.

Rachel Grant is – in case it’s not obvious by now – my go-to author for romantic suspense. She’s got the knack o
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I so love me an intelligent heroine and this whole series has had wonderful, smart, sexy women as the heroines. I'm so sad this is the last book in the series as I love the way this group of characters have interwoven and interacted throughout the series. Another thing I just love is that I learned so much about the governments efforts to preserve archeological sites.

Ivy MacLe
4.5 stars rounded up.

Poison Evidence is the latest (seventh) book in Rachel Grant’s Evidence series of Romantic Suspense novels, and in it, she looks at the fascinating world of the technology of intelligence gathering and surveillance and how it can be used and adapted by academics seeking to study and enlighten as well as by those using it for far murkier purposes.

I have only read a couple of the books in the series so far, and one of the things I’ve really enjoyed is how the author has in
ARC Review Originally posted at Scandalicious Book Reviews

Poison Evidence makes me happy to be a romantic suspense reader.  It is just so good. It has 1. Heart-racing adventure 2. Complex intrigue that keeps you on your toes 3. Scorching hot romance 4. Completely likeable characters with interesting inner conflicts and 5. perfectly balance of all those elements.  As a bonus, in this book, Rachel Grant rewards long time fans.  This book IS a standalone, but you will be even more gratified if you
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Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Of all the romance sub-genres, military/suspense is my favorite. But it’s also the one that’s hardest to please me with because I want equal parts of romance and suspense. Much to my pleasure, Poison Evidence satisfied me with both!

Ivy McLeod is in the last phase of development for a new laser mapping device, which takes her to an island in the Philippine Sea for testing. When an attempt is made to steal the device and Ivy’s life is threatened, she’s saved by a man who may or may not be there to
Dilushani Jayalath
Kindly received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I'm a sucker for books with a good strong female heroine and this was no exception. Considering I haven't read any of the previous books I did not know the backstories of most of the characters but it didn't hinder me from enjoying the book. Just like Tinderbox (one of Ms Grant's other books) this one also heavily leaned on the military factors. The plot was easy moving with many POVs inter-spaced but as I mentioned before i
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 7 of the series and another great story. Grant's stories get more intricate each time and the technology interwoven with the suspense and the exotic locales was great. Grant's heroines are always strong, intelligent women which always welcome. I wondered how she was going to redeem the hero from the spy/assassin to the good guy. All the characters in this series are interwoven and it's nice to see them again and check in with them.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Hands down, my favourite in the series. Holy cow that was awesome. And angsty. And heartbreaking. And I want moooooar. Ugh. Loved every word.
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
What I like about Grant’s books are her strong female leads, her research, sexy romance, interesting subject matter, and great suspense. Poison Evidence had all the above in spades! Intense from start to finish, Poison Evidence had an intricate plot, action, suspense, wonderful supporting cast, and one very sizzling romance. Think highly charged and lots of adrenaline, a perfect combo for the romantic suspense reader!

This was an exciting thrilling read that bring two people together with one thinking she is using her baby CAM to mapping the area with a complex computerized mapping system similar to Radar, but uses lasers. The other is trying to save his sister and her son. Jack does everything he can to make sure he and Ivy get together. He plans to use her new system to find what the Russian lost in return freeing his family. Ivy not having a clue that her government set her up to use her machine without te ...more
John W.
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
POISON EVIDENCE is a story of deception, suspense, espionage, and trust. Rachel Grant’s protagonist Ivy MacLeod is the designer of a state-of-the-art underwater mapping technology for use in her archaeological work. Ivy’s new device creates a map of what is on the surface of the ocean floor. Grant gives her readers details of Ivy’s background covering both personal and professional efforts to maintain her independence. The author also explains why academics embrace the new device as well as inte ...more
Dolly Sickles
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Trust is a precious commodity in any relationship. In most circumstances, it’s easily achieved. But when a brilliant US scientist whose husband was a traitor is asked to put her trust in a Russian spy who steals her away in the night to help find a missing sub in Palau’s Rock Islands, there’s not much hope in trust developing. And for the seventh installment of Rachel Grant’s Evidence series, Poison Evidence is a prophetic title … the very thing that could save the day also has the potential to ...more
Bette Stanek
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! This series just keeps getting better and better. I had let it go for awhile after reading Cold Evidence, book six in the Evidence series. I’m really glad I decided to grab book seven and dig in. Each book in this series is, at the same time, intense and entertaining. The entire series has strong female characters who are in some part of an archaeological/historical based career that is tied to military intelligence. Each book is also rooted in facts and actual current or historical details ...more
A postcard from Palau arrives at Luke Sevick’s home - a plea for help. But the man who has sent it has his own identity buried so deep that we don’t know who he is until partway through the book, when he finally reveals it to Ivy Macleod, the woman whose equipment and help he needs to finish his endgame.

Of all of Rachel Grant’s leading men, I think none have captured my imagination as much as Parker Reeves/Jack Keaton/Dimitri Veselov, the man with many faces, identities and a past that has been
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Get ready to get swept away to the islands of Palau where danger lurks and past and present collide. Where an unsuspecting heroine get herself embroiled in the hunt for something that could reignite the cold war. Even the man who says he is there to protect her, who warms her cold heart, hides complex secrets and a past that is as deadly as the manchineel tree which will leave a person suffering from severe burns, a fate her heart may also suffer.

You never have to wait in a Rachel Grant book fo
Janie Weimer
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Maybe one of her best books in this series. The moral ambiguity, complex technology, intrigue layers -- Grant handled these with a deft hand. The exotic location, of course, what's not to like there? And the two wounded characters, probably the best developed characters she's had to date, IMHO. Such a pleasure to read this meaty book, and honestly, a big let-down when I realized that there are no more books in this series (so far, but it seems like maybe she left the door open there at the end. ...more
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've loved all of Rachel Grant's books, and this is one of my favorites. The heroines are always brave and women I like. The heroes are...well, I really can't limit myself to just a couple admirable characteristics. This hero was amazing. Only he was a bad guy. And I couldn't figure out how Grant was going to turn that around. How she could possibly transform him into a hero. But she did. She changed him into a GREAT hero. As always, I love how smart and educated the heroines are, and how differ ...more
Nov 01, 2016 rated it liked it
My opinion is frankly divided. There are a serious amount of facts, acts or feelings I can't agree with but I recognize the action and the suspense are well constructed.
It's a good book anyway and you'll enjoy seeing and knowing what happened to previous characters of the series.
Natalie White
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
suspense & romance

I stumbled upon Rachel Grants by accident and decided to try one out of curiosity. I've been hooked ever since and have read almost all her books.

3.5 stars. It definitely stretched believability but good story.
4.5 Stars - Poison Evidence is an adult romantic suspense thriller by Rachel Grant and the 7th book in her Evidence series.

Navy cartographer/anthropologist Ivy MacLeod is working in the Republic of Palau, an archipelago of over 500 islands in the Micronesia region of the Western Pacific Ocean. She’s testing her state-of-the-art remote sensing technology by mapping a World War II battle site in the islands. She’d spent five years developing the technology: embedding radio waves into light
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Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*5+ “Believe in me, Ivy. Know that I’m protecting you. First, last, and always.” stars*

I needed a moment to gather my thoughts after I read this book. It was heartwarming, heartbreaking, emotional and suspenseful. Who would have thought that I would like an antihero? Certainly not me, but I really liked the hero and the heroine, their forbidden romance and road to their happiness. When you read about Dimitri and what he went through you cannot not sympathize with him and understand him more and
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ivy MacLeod travels to Palau in order to test her new mapping technology in the area around the island where a battle took place during World War II. Now that her husband has been captured and is being tried as a traitor, Ivy feels she must do all she can to prove that she wasn't involved in her husband's deceit. However, her new mapping technology is wanted as a way to gain intelligence for our own as well as rival governments, causing Ivy to be at risk when some of her ex-husband's men come an ...more
Nikki Brooks
Ivy is still reeling from the traitorous acts of her ex! he took HER work and tried to sell it to the highest bidder. She sadly has been tarred with the same brush, now her reputation is in tatters and people are starting to beliece the lies that he spread that she wasn't as smart as they were led to believe or that the invention had been HIS idea!

She managed to secue a new job and is using her new technology to map archeology sites, a peaceful application for her work. Mapping an underwater WWI
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Woah! I did not see that one coming! Rachel has written another great story, which I loved, but she really blew me away with the twist at the end. There is a very satisfying ending, with one person in particular getting exactly what he deserved. I’ve been bingeing on this series and have now worked my way to the latest book. If you are a romantic suspense reader this series is for you.

Dimitri should just be called ‘The man with many names’. He is loyal, protective and ruthless when neede
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy through Netgalley of Poison Evidence . This story is action packed from the start . It kept my attention from the first page too the last . This story is intense and full of twists and turns . Ivy MacLeod is a brilliant and skilled woman . She created an advanced remote sensing equipment . Betrayed by her ex husband she finds herself testing her equipment on the Islands of Palau .she soon finds herself in danger from foreign intelligence ...more
Ellen White
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ivy is testing her sensing technology device on the battle area Peleliu,with its terrain full of historic wreckage. Five years of work went into thus device, and now testing it, in this paradise island. Thanks to the internet, the trial of her ex husband is over shadowing it. As well as terrorists, who will stop at nothing to get it. She is attracted and yet uneasy about her feelings for Air Force pilot
Jack Keaton, who is he really. On his chartered yacht , p
Lillian Cummings
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Can you worth saving? Ivy just wants to move on with her life but her ex-husband still has friends out there that want what Ivy made. Will she ever be free? So when Jack saves her from being kidnapped she thinks that he is her saviour but he is after the very thing that they were wanting. Can she trust this man that she knows nothing about? Jack needs her help and even if that means using her he will but he feels bad about it as he really likes her. Ivy can't believe that Jack has lied to her ab ...more
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

I've devoured the Evidence series pretty quickly and I have to say - this one ranks up there in my top 3. Mainly because I couldn't figure out how Dimitri was going to get out of this unscathed. Far too often, when reading this type of genre, I can figure out how books are going to end. Of course, there has to be a happily ever after but the how of how that happens is only really fun when you can't figure it out.

I suggest everyone who loves romantic suspense novels read this series. I
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USA Today bestselling author 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

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