Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.
One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.
My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…
I love Gin and I'm so pleased that her relationship with Owen is showcased in this story but expect to need tissues as yet again, Gin faces hard choices. She always sees herself as kind of bad and persona non grata but the reader always knows that Gin is good. In Spider's Trap, we learn a lot more about her past and just exactly what Fletcher taught her. Yes, I admit I'm being tight lipped about the plot because frankly you need to just read this and experience the highs and lows for yourself.
Yes, the gangs all here, hurrah! There's a new elemental in town and it's an awesome villain Ms Estep has given us. Plus the ending will leave readers reeling as we learn just who has been pulling those very nasty strings! I love this series and heartily recommend it but start at the beginning of the Elemental Assassin series!!