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Venom in the Veins

Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Series: Elemental Assassin, Book 17
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (362 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything… 

It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends - but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you’re Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld. 

This time around, someone seems to be targeting Stuart Mosley, the president of First Trust bank. Lots of people have grudges against Mosley, but the more I investigate, the more Mosley’s problems seem to be connected to some of my own, especially when it comes to the Circle, the evil, shadowy group that is secretly responsible for much of the crime and corruption in Ashland. 

But when another blast from my dark and deadly past as the Spider comes to light, I wonder if I’ll be able to survive this dangerous new enemy, who has a burning thirst for revenge that will only be satisfied with one thing: my death.

©2018 Jennifer Estep (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • carol
  • Cherokee, N.C., United States
  • 10-09-18

cliche

The problem with her books is there starting to sound like reruns. also the brother likes to keep dredging up the past like it can keep being relevant. how many times can somebody that died in the first book keep coming up 10 books later?

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Same setup, same ending

I'm not saying it's bad, but the recipe is getting a little stale...
I ain't done with the series, but unless Miss Estep throws in a spanner the wheels are hopefully working towards the end in a book, 2 max...
It's getting a little tiresome to hear Gin save the day all by herself again and again...
the characters are wonderful and I want them all to shine...
but as I listened to this book i could honestly tell what was gonna happen simple because it followed the same flow of the books before...
We get some seemingly irrelevant scene, Gin does every day things, get's interrupted, gets caught up in a plot seemingly in no way related to the circle, Gin messes something up, it is revealed that it is related to the circle, Gin almost dies, Gin saves the day, Gin doesn't die

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Speechless!!

Super!!!. I can't wait to see if Mason really is the long lost uncle of the Spider!!!

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Good but could be better

In all the other books in the series gin just outclasses them in the end with raw power. In this one she gets her butt kicked basically all the way through the story. Not the character I know

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Gin is closer than ever to The Circle

This is one of my favorite series. It's one of the only series I listen to solely on audio since the narrator totally nails this character. I enjoy the assassin/great cook Gin Blanco and her cohorts. Since the author revealed that Gin’s family were involved with the illuminati-ish group “The Circle”, I’ve been waiting to see which one of Gin’s parents is still alive. That didn’t occur in this book but I know the deceased savant Fletcher knew which one of Gin’s parents was into shady business and I can’t wait for him to reveal it in one of his notes to the gang.

While I continue to enjoy the plot, I am impatiently waiting for the big reveal of Hugh Tucker’s motivations because he is a gray area in this story. He is portrayed as a villain, but he goes out of his way to assist Gin, Finn and Bria. So, what exactly is Hugh’s deal? I am also waiting for a villain on the level Mab Monroe. No one, not Mab’s daughter, Finn’s mom Deidra or anyone else has captured my attention like the elemental sociopath Mab Monroe. I want the Spider to have another great rival, and I am not convinced the real power behind the Circle will provide that. I hope so, but I am certainly waiting for the next one.

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  • Art M
  • United States
  • 08-14-18

Not enjoying the weaker character trend

struggled to finish. Gin seems to have become a weaker version of her original character

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Gin discovers a shocking family secret.

Gin has at least two near death experiences. Lucky for her her friends and family keep a close eye on her. I love her interactions with Owen. He's a gentle gentleman keeping her grounded.

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  • C Mack
  • Martinez, CA USA
  • 08-06-18

I'm a big fan

Followed Gin since the beginning, and love diving into her world. Lauren's southern accent is right on for me and a joy to listen to.

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Can't get enough of Gin Blanco!

Again Jennifer Estep does a fantastic job of creating havoc in the lives of Gin Blanco, her family and friends. This is a series that always gets "read" on the day it comes out. Other listens are put on hold to hear how Gin and her crew save Ashland from savory masterminded criminals. With Jennifer Estep's wonderful imagination and Lauren Fortgang riveting narration this book was another awesome read!

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great book

best book yet can't wait for the next one
great author . . . .

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  • Rebel
  • 07-19-18

Best series ever!

Jennifer Estep is a genius. Another fantastic book, always well thought out and engaging. Cannot wait for the next edition.