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

Posted July 22, 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 Deceit”

"Web of Deceit"


Jennifer Estep

It is part of the Elemental Assassin #0.4 series and is a urban fantasy that was published by the author on 2011 and has 10 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads five-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 Death, 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 0.4 in the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series revolving around Gin Blanco, an assassin about to go on her first solo outing.

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

My Take

A peek in on those years Gin spent training up to be an assassin, right along with the worries Fletcher has. The big hints he drops about Gin’s past, and how he believes he failed her.

It’s scary how much Fletcher actually knows, that he never told Gin.

The Story

It’s a worry for Fletcher. It’s Gin’s first solo outing as an assassin, and so many things could go wrong.

The Characters

Fletcher Lane, a.k.a., the Tin Man, is an assassin who’s been training Gin Blanco, his apprentice, for the past three years. By day, they both work in the Pork Pit, Fletcher’s barbecue restaurant. For her night work, he’s dubbed her the Spider, for so many reasons.

The girly Jolene “Jo-Jo” Deveraux is one of Fletcher’s oldest and dearest friends. Sophia is Jo-Jo’s Goth dwarf of a sister. Both have the gift of Air.

Jimmy Fontaine is a giant who runs a drug-and-kiddie whorehouse. Jackson Fontaine is his sweet-looking younger brother with a specific task for which he’s well-suited. Violet Wong was one of his victims, and the wrong one for Jimmy. Victor Wong is her father.

Mab Monroe is a vicious Fire elemental.

Southtown is the nasty neck of the woods in Ashland, the haunt of vampires and anything bad.

The Title

The title is perfect for Gin in this, as she spins her first “Web of Deceit”.