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Publisher's Summary

"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, Im beginning to wonder if Im 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."

©2010 Jennifer Estep (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“The second chapter of the first-person ‘Elemental Assassin’ series is just as hard-edged and compelling as the first. Gin Blanco is a fascinatingly pragmatic character, whose intricate layers are just beginning to unravel. Estep has truly hit the jackpot with this outstanding series!” (Romantic Times)

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  • Tenesha
  • Ocala, FL, United States
  • 01-02-12

One of the best series......

This series is one of the best I have ever read. I love the story lines...each character draws me in...and while I love Gin...Finegan is hilarious. I hope audible gets other books by Jennifer Esteep, because I am sure I will finish this series in no time. :) Keep up the good work.

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  • Amy
  • Johnson City, Tn, United States
  • 09-28-17

Great series, well written and entertaining

excellent series. interesting characters and story lines. if you enjou fantasy and romance you show read this series

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Top Notch Follow Up

This is even better than the first book. The stakes are higher and the events of the first book still resonate. It was a lot more tense, and also a little easier to follow. The story didn't seem quite as convoluted as the first book. The unnecessary fascination with eye color is still there, but doesn't seem quite a prevalent as before, perhaps because it is diffused among more characters.

Fortgang seems to have gotten better as Gin since the last book, having dropped whatever weird pronunciation that had bothered me last time.

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Couldn't finish book. Boring.

Forced myself to listen to it, but only got to chapter 13. The narrator's voice was too annoying for me. Sorry.

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  • JQ
  • 12-08-16

Handle ur men like Gin & women will rule the world

What made the experience of listening to Web of Lies the most enjoyable?

I loved the narrator. She really encapsulated Gin's personality. It's a cute little twang, something between Reba McIntyre and Maggie from Walking Dead.

What did you like best about this story?

I really like Gin. I like that she isn't overwhelmed with emotion. She loves, but only a select few. She never lets men weaken her. She's an assassin (or ex) but she has a great deal of morality.

Have you listened to any of Lauren Fortgang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No never. She was great though.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to a great deal of this book at one time. It's very listenable (is that a word?) and can definitely be done in one sitting.

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Excellent!

Fantastic audio book with spice, heat, action, violence. Gin really does bring out the violence. Yet as an assassin she should. I simply love Owen and I think Donovan is an idiot. Gin wants the idiot but for the life of me I can't figure out why. Bring on Own and Bria.

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Book 2

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Interesting story with an assassin as the lead character. Good character, plot, and storyline. More of Jen's handler's history is revealed, people are saved, and some problems are resolved.

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Nice Continuation

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Like the last book, the story and characters were addictive. I ended up starting and finishing it within a day. I prefer waiting to begin a series once it is already established so that I can "binge" it. I can say that this one was so awesome that I ended up purchasing all of the books and reading them all within a 2-3 week window. Both the author and the narrator did an awesome job.

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excellent audiobook!

really good sequel!
The combination of Jennifer Estep's writing and Lauren Fortgang's narration was fabulous!,

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Love Gin!

if you love Anita Blake series, you will love this series. it's awesome. thrilling and suspenseful.