Book Review: Web of Lies

Book Review: Web of LiesWeb of Lies by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #2
Published by Pocket on May 25th 2010
Pages: 384

Warning: May contain spoilers from previous novel. Please read at your own risk.

Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon.

I'm Gin Blanco.

You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I’m retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren’t aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox. Ever since I agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coalmining tycoon, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine. The only honest cop in Ashland is having a real hard time reconciling his attraction to me with his Boy Scout mentality. And I can barely keep my hands off his sexy body. What can I say? I’m a Stone elemental with a little Ice magic thrown in, but my heart isn’t made of solid rock. Luckily, Gin Blanco always gets her man . . . dead or alive.


Gin is back! And in full force. Web of Lies picks up a little after the end of Spider's Bite. Gin has decided to take a break from the assassin business and retire. She figures after everything she has been through, running the Pork Pig will be a nice needed break. Unfortunately, she quickly discovers that retirement is not all it is cracked up to be, and is frankly… boring. Thankfully, for her, two teens decide to rob her restaurant and stir up some excitement.

Web of Lies is a fantastic continuation of this series. And like the previous novel, I had a blast reading it. Estep is a fantastic writer who knows how to mix plot with character development… with action. It seems like there is never a slow moment. But if there is, then it is usually just building up to something.

Web of Lies was every thing I was hoping it to be. The characters, the plot, the action, the development was all top-notch. I really had a fun time getting to see more of Gin and Donovan's relationship. And I love how they are together. It is probably not the most healthy relationship.. but it works and that is all that matters. Very pleased with the second installment in the Elemental Assassin series and I am waiting on the next, Venom.

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4 responses to “Book Review: Web of Lies

  1. Cecelia

    I’m midway through this one. I enjoy Estep’s writing – it’s so fun, and yet she captures serious and tense moments with ease, too. Great stuff, and nice review!

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