Series: Elemental Assassin, #11
By: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
In Estep’s 11th installment in her Elemental Assassin series, Gin Blanco, aka The Spider, is still the most lethal assassin in Ashland and juggling running The Pork Pit, her barbecue joint she inherited from the Tin Man, her mentor. Now a new drug is on the streets called Burn and one of her waitresses is being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. When Gin comes to her aid, she becomes a target for the drug kingpin who is a vampire. This vampire doesn’t feed on blood though. He feeds on emotions. This leads to Gin finally coming out of her passive way of handling situations as she has in the past. As much as I loved the vulnerability that has been showcased but now is the time she needs to go full throttle and take this monster out.
Weaving Gin’s past into how it is affecting her in the present is an art for Estep. She reveals just enough that we are drawn into Gin’s life even more and become emotionally involved. Throw into the mix of her entire support team and the reader is never disappointed.
This book is a good leaping off point for what is truly coming next…finding out about the mysterious heiress of Mab Monroe’s legacy. Hopefully this will be as epic is I imagine!
I don’t know how Jennifer Estep does it. For this to be book 11 in the series and to still be fresh is unheard of! Non-stop action, a bad-ass assassin and an epic final battle scene will leave the reader on pins and needles for what is sure to be another great adventure, Black Widow.
DISCLOSURE: I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley at no charge and in no way influenced my review.