Book Review: Jennifer Estep’s “Spider’s Bargain”

Posted July 16, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Jennifer Estep’s “Spider’s Bargain”

Spider's Bargain


Jennifer Estep

It is part of the Elemental Assassin #0.5 series and is a urban fantasy in eBook edition that was published by the author on 2011 and has 9 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Spider’s Bite, Web of Lies, Jennifer Estep, Venom, Karma Girl, Tangled Threads, Touch of Frost, Spider's Revenge, Kiss of Frost, Hot Mama, By a Thread, Dark Frost, Widow's Web, Crimson Frost, Deadly Sting, Midnight Frost, Heart of Venom, The Spider, Killer Frost, Tan­gled Dreams, Tangled Schemes, "Poison", Spider’s Nemesis, "Wasted", Web of Death, "Web of Deceit", Black Widow, Poison Promise, Cold Burn of Magic, The Spider's Trap, Dark Heart of Magic, Bitter Bite, Unraveled, "Nice Guys Bite", Bright Blaze of Magic, Snared

A prequel to the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series revolving around a retired assassin in Ashland.

You can read this short story for free on Estep’s website.

My Take

Well, if this story doesn’t make you cheer for the assassin, you are one cold-hearted jerk! Kinda makes you wish she could just head on out and clean house of anyone who takes extreme advantage of weaker people.

Great story and complete with a start, a middle, and an end that introduces you to Gin Blanco’s world.

The Story

It’s revenge for raping a thirteen-year-old girl.

The Characters

Gin Blanco is a part-time cook and waitress at the Pork Pit. By day. By night, she’s the Spider, an assassin. Fletcher Lane is her mentor, her handler, and her Pork Pit boss. And the assassin known as the Tin Man.

Detective Cliff Ingles is too corrupt to live.

Xavier is a giant and one of the bouncers at Northern Aggression, a nightclub of vice owned by Roslyn Phillips.

The Title

The title reflects the “Spider’s Bargain” to clean up a tiny bit of the city. A good deal for the mom and their fellow citizens.