The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series… One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews).
Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.
One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.
My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…
I always love picking up a new Elemental Assassin book. I just know I'm going to love the book, and it will be a guaranteed solid block of entertainment. SPIDER'S TRAP was no exception. While technically you could say the books are a bit formulaic, due to the pattern of someone threatening Gin's family and she putting them down, they never feel anything but fresh regardless. Each villain brings a whole new challenge and dimension to Gin to overcome.
This book especially showed a new side to Gin as she had to use a new to her skill. Rather than kicking butt and asking questions later, she's now forced to listen and mediate the rest of the crime boss's problems. That went about as well as you can expect. Of course in true Gin fashion, she put her own flair on things and I loved every minute of it.
Not only does each villain add a new dimension to the series, but the characters and personal side only grow more with each book. I'll admit that there were parts of this book that had me teared up and on the edge of my seat terrified for the characters to survive. After 13 books, to still feel that much intensity is incredibly impressive in my book.
An action packed ride, SPIDER'S TRAP is guaranteed to more than please fans of the series.