Book Review: Jennifer Estep’s “Web of Death”

Posted July 19, 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 “Web of Death”

Web of Death


Jennifer Estep

It is part of the Elemental Assassin #1.5 series and is a urban fantasy that was published by the author on 2011 and has 8 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads four-stars

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, Spider's Bargain, "Poison", Spider’s Nemesis, "Wasted", "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

This short story is 1.5 in the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series revolving around Gin Blanco, an assassin.

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

My Take

This is from Gin’s perspective a few weeks after Fletcher was brutally murdered. A pivotal short story as it starts the burr of thought in Gin, about what she’s learned about Fletcher’s more altruistic side, about her own boredom.

It’s also a quick reminder of why and how Fletcher met his end.

The Story

Gin is not enjoying her retirement. After seventeen years as the assassin, she’s missing Fletcher. So much so that she’s moving into the old house he left her in his will.

Lucky for Jasmine that this is the night Gin chose to move.

The Characters

Gin Blanco is a retired assassin with Ice and Stone elemental powers and now concentrates only on the Pork Pit, the barbecue restaurant she just inherited from her murdered mentor, Fletcher Lane, also an assassin.

Tommy is a vampire and Billy is a giant; both have evil on their mind. Jasmine is another vampire and part of Tommy’s stable. Roslyn Phillips is the madam for Northern Aggression.

The Title

The title reflects Gin’s alter ego and the “Web of Death” she spins to save the day.