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, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m 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.
I read & reviewed Spider's Bite (book #1 in the Elemental Assassin series) in February 2010. I reread it again before I read Web of Lies and I think I liked it even more the second time I read it! Web of Lies starts a couple of months after Spider's Bite ends, with Gin is running the Pork Pit with Sophia, and is finding her retirement from killing people more boring than she thought, when a couple of guys come in and try to rob the place. I don't think they got the memo about a former assassin running the place! Well, it didn't stay boring for long! In Web of Lies, I was able to get caught up with the charming Finn, the caring Jo-Jo & Goth Girl Sophia! The highly moral Donovan Caine was back and still on his high horse. I also met a few new characters that I'm looking forward to seeing in the future...Namely, Owen Grayson! I think he is someone who won't run from Gin's dark side! Up next is Venom!