Book: Web of Lies
Series: Elemental Assassins #2
Author: Jennifer Estep
Review: Retired assassin Gin Blanco is trying to live a normal life managing her restaurant when there is an attempted robbery. Gin is able to subdue the robbers with limited difficulty, but one of the punks has a powerful father who is one of Mab Monroe's (Gin's #1 enemy) inner circle. Even though Mab and her team don't know Gin is the infamous Spider, she has a target on her back. To complicate matters, Gin is approached by a friend of her late mentor who needs her help battling a powerful dwarf over a land dispute.
I'm a huge fan of 'Burn Notice' and Gin Blanco reminds me of a female version of Michael Weston. Except of course, she's a former assassin who is ultimately trying to find out who killed her family while he's ex-CIA trying to find out who burned him. She also has some magical abilities, but ultimately, they both take on cases to help people who are in bad situations. Gin is also a little bit Dexter Morgan (another of my faves!) as they both follow a code instilled in them by their foster fathers. The action in this book was good and the dwarf was a good adversary for Gin. I was very excited about the addition of a new character and potential love interest, Owen Grayson. In Gin's words..Mmmm. I am hoping this book is the last we see of detective Donovan Caine, he hasn't resonated with me as a reader.
So..Gin Blanco-love child of Michael Weston and Dexter Morgan is one awesome protagonist! There is a lot of summary of the first book so many parts of this book can be skimmed. Overall, fun read!!
Grade: 4/5 stars