Concrete Evidence

· Evidence Book 1 · Janus Publishing
206 reviews

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She wants revenge. He wants her.

Blackballed from underwater archaeology after accusations of artifact trafficking, Erica Kesling has a new job and a new life on the other side of the country and is working to clear her name. She's closing in on her goal when she's distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge. 

But Lee Scott is no intern. He's looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect.  He'll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.

★★★★★ "A first rate romantic suspense debut that combines pulse pounding action with...pulse pounding romance!" - Manda Collins, author of the Studies in Scandal series.

"Full of secrets, deadly intrigue and steamy romance. A MUST read." - Elisabeth Naughton, New York Times Bestselling Author

Topics: political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, thriller, mystery, hot romance, women's romance, action and adventure, military, smuggling, hacking, wealthy, underwater archaeology, alpha hero, strong heroine, scientist heroine, Washington DC, archaeologist heroine, Native American politician, stolen artifacts, Iraq looting, undercover hero, fake identity, redemption and revenge, office romance, Rachel Grant, Evidence Series.

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206 reviews
Anjanette Kalb
July 8, 2017
Being an archaeologist, my friends are constantly recommending fiction novels with archaeologists in them. Most of the time I don't actually read the books. I smile politely and say thank you, put them in the "only if I am really bored" pile, and grab my handy dandy copy of every single Sherlock Holmes story written for my recreational reading. This time, I was intrigued. I don't know much about underwater archaeology (I'm landlocked and study the era before 10,000 BCE in the US and the Spanish Conquest in Peru). I figured that it would be a decent read and I would have millions of questions to pepper my underwater archaeologist friends with when I was done. You know, "Is this how it is done?" "Are these procedures correct for an underwater dig?" that kind of thing. Boy was I surprised!! I have recently talked with a vet that did a lot of work with archaeologists in Iraq, in fact he has been places that make me gasp. And we have had many, many conversations about antiquities looting in the Middle East and how it mirrors the large scale looting in Peru. I was very impressed with this book. It was fun, and it focused a light on archaeological ethics that needs to be spotlighted. The main characters' reaction to the looting and the steps she undergoes to try to clear her name resonated with me. If I had been in a similar situation, I would have done the same thing. To be a respected archaeologist requires a strong moral code. Indiana Jones was a fun character, but a horrible archaeologist. As the saying goes in archaeology, (and forgive me for not remembering the first person who ever said this) "Archaeology isn't about what you find, it's about what you find out." I really loved this book. And I will recommend it to my friends in the business of exploring mankind's past. Having a hot intern is always a fantasy!
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Antonio Salazar
January 27, 2019
Thanks to the author for giving me the opportunity to travel through a world of wonderful experiences which are not beyond the real facts around our real word. I enjoyed it so much. Thanks.
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Coral Potts
October 25, 2016
I ABSOLUTLEY LOVED IT! It moved fast & was very believable. Of course, it had some actual facts that made it seem so. Can't wait to read the next!
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About the author

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 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

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