Bodies litter the pages of Estep's engrossing Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. In the corrupt Southern metropolis of Ashland, weather witches mingle with vampires, giants, and dwarves. In the first novel, Spider's Bite, a mysterious client hires assassin Gin Blanco, known as the Spider, to murder a whistle-blowing financial officer named Gordon Giles. Then the client attempts a double cross and brutally kills Gin's mentor. Now Gin, a stone elemental with a hard-boiled attitude, a closely guarded heart, and a penchant for throwing knives, has to join forces with one of the few honest cops in Ashland, sexy detective Donovan Caine, who hates her for killing his partner.
Fine Printing’s Review
Love this urban fantasy series, but warning, if you cannot handle gore DO NOT READ IT! These books are a definite nail bitter, and bloody dramatic. So much fun though! Gin is one of the few main characters I have recently read that does not tick me off in some way. She is hard, ruthless, intelligent and very protective of those she cares for or sees as weaker than her. She very rarely wallows in self-pity which is amazing based on her history and what happens to throughout the series. Jennifer Estep has created a great character, one you want to cheer on. If you enjoy urban fantasies, this is a definite must grab. Check it out, and let me know what you think!
Spider's Bite (Book 1, Elemental Assassin Series)