Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Pocket Books
Rating: 5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin inUnraveled, Book 15 in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”
What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …
Review: What’s a curious creature like The Spider supposed to do when she gets new information about her mother and the reason for her death? She’s going to investigate. Who are the members of the mysterious group The Circle? How did her mother ever get connected to them? And why did Deidre Shaw owe them money?
Ginn’s brother Finnegan Lane is in a precarious situation. His mother had shown up in Ashland, embroiled him in an attempted bank robbery–at his very own bank–and threatened to kill the ones he loved most, leaving him holding the bag.
Luckily, Finn’s a quick study. He saves Ginn, kills his mother, and stops her evil plan. Needless to say, he’s got mixed feelings about the things he’s inherited from her. One of them is a hokey old western theme park called Bullet Pointe. Since Ginn’s getting nowhere searching for information about the mysterious group and Finn’s having a hard time at work, they decide a trip to Georgia is what’s needed. Finn needs to meet with the Bullet Pointe manager and Ginn needs a break from being Ashland’s mob boss. Taking Owen and Bria along with them makes it more like a vacation, right?
Unwittingly, they’ve gone to the one place filled with information about the secret group. Since Deidre was also a member of the Circle, the secret society that supposedly runs Ashland, she’s hidden information about the group there as well as the lost jewels of Sweet Sally Sue, the wealthy coal baroness who’d built the hotel and theme park during the Great Depression.
What Ginn finds there, however, is a link to her past as well as a connection to what could be her lack of a future–the vampire Hugh Tucker. He’d been the one who’d captured and tried to kill Ginn in the not so recent past–attempting to steal her powers along with her blood. He’d also been the one to tell her about The Circle. What’s he doing there at Bullet Pointe and what does it have to do with Ginn?
The complex world of Ginn Blanco and company rolls on with a new purpose. Finding justice for her long dead mother is certainly something Ginn has always wanted but never thought she’d get. If it’s possible to stay alive while doing it?