Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed “The Spider,” she’s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target.
There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight…
Mab Monroe is dead and yet still there's no sign of peace for Gin Blanco as there are still those who continue to test her. The rumours about her being the fabled assassin The Spider have spread and there are many shady characters in the seedy underbelly of Ashland who fear her. When she steps in to help a waitress, she has no idea just what the repercussions will be and it's about to get very messy indeed. There's a new drug on the street and it's distributor, vampire Beauregard Benson is determined to push it no matter who gets hurt. Gin’s sister Bria, a police detective, is on to him and when her case collides with Gin’s newest problem then it's time to show the people of Ashland just what the Blanco sisters are made of!
Okay, as usual Ms Estep has produced a fast paced and incredibly well written story with a plot that left me spinning! I love that Gin is able to come out fighting and in this book you will be cheering as she gives us an almost "high noon" moment! Yes, this spider may usually be found hiding in darkness but when it's time to step into the light, those bad guys better start running! Simply fabulous!
It's not all action and showdowns though. Poor Gin really goes through the wringer in this story and it's written in a very descriptive way that truly pulls the reader in. There's not a lot of romantic interaction but Gin’s sister, Bria, gets more time in the spotlight in Poison Promise. I'm not real sure I was happy with her initially, as she is supposed to be on the side of the law but as Gin’s sister it's fair to say the apple didn't fall too far from the tree!
As I mentioned, things are being expanded and that includes the posse Gin seems to have. Yes, you read that right, Team Gin has arrived! New characters for you to get to know. Those pesky elemental powers we thought we knew about, well suffice to say there's a whole lot more.
As for the end of this book? Definitely not a cliffhanger and there is a resolution to this story, but oh no, I did not just read that! Please tell me Ms Estep is not going to make me wait to find out what Gin will do next? This was a great read but I suspect the next could blow all others out of the water. I love this series and heartily recommend it!