Friday, January 9, 2015

Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

Published July 22nd 2014
by Pocket Books
Gin Blanco aka the Spider is back in Elemental Assassin #11, Poison Promise by Jennifer EstepEver since she killed Mab, one denizen of the underworld or another has been gunning for her. Now in addition there is a new drug on the street called Burn.

Her sister Bria, a good cop, has been investigating Burn and who is putting it out on the streets. One of her confidential informants is murdered by the vampire who is spreading it.

Now, one of Gin's employees has witnessed him killing someone and he and his men are out to get her. Gin steps in to protect the girl, but what will happen next?

I gave this book 5 stars out of 5 stars. It is well written. The pace of the action keeps you turning the pages. The characters are well written. And the snarky banter between Gin and the vampire is entertaining. She knows how to provoke a guy.

The drug Burn is interesting too. It has a component to it that mundane drugs don't. It is still highly addictive though. 

Also a little of Gin's past is revealed in a flashback. I found that interesting because I am a bit of a latecomer to the series. I started with Book #10. I will be starting Book #12, Black Widow now that I have finished Poison Promise.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.