Release date: November 25, 2014 | Series: Elemental Assassin (Book 12)
Lethal, sexy, and always ready to protect her friends, Gin Blanco (a.k.a. the Spider) takes on the mysterious M.M. Monroe in book twelve of the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.
There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.
The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bull’s-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.
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Gin Blanco (a.k.a. The Spider) is attending functions in which her nemesis’ daughter M.M. Monroe is renaming parks and libraries in her Mom’s memory. Something just doesn’t seem to add up. Now Gin’s family and friends have their own troubles. Instead of trying to assassinate Gin M.M. Monroe will get her through the legal way. She goes after her family and friends by their business deals and their way of life. M.M. Monroe frames Gin for murder and has the Pork Pit closed for health violations. Gin is put in jail and later is in the “BULL PIN” where they pit the inmates against one another. Gin plans her escape and during her fight escapes. She runs to the Pork Pit for she knows she has a go bag with extra clothes, weapons and a burn phone. While she is in there she is surrounded by the police and M.M. Monroe. The only way for her to get away is if she makes it look like she died in a fire.
Everyone is devastated thinking that THE SPIDER is dead. People are leaving flowers as a memorial to her at the Pork Pit. Now Gin has to let her family and friends know that she is alive. They plot to take down M.M. Monroe by legal means, a good old Elemental duel. BLACK WIDOW is awesome and superbly written. Jennifer Estep does it again with another hit in The Elemental Assassin series. This book has well-developed characters and storyline. I could not put it down. I would go to bed and read and it would be 2am. I had to make myself put the book down and go to sleep. I give BLACK WIDOW 5/5 STARS.