By Jennifer Estep
The 6th booklet within the USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin city myth sequence that includes Gin Blanco, who via day owns a Tennessee BBQ joint, and by way of evening is a tricky lady murderer referred to as the Spider.
I by no means idea I’d desire a holiday from being an assassin….
My identify is Gin Blanco, and I’m the murderer the Spider. all of the Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning for me and attempting to make a reputation for themselves via disposing of the Spider. So i believe it’s a good suggestion to get out of Ashland for some time until eventually issues cool down.
So I’m headed south to a swanky seashore city, in addition to my child sister, Bria, for a weekend of enjoyable within the solar. but if an previous buddy of Bria’s is threatened by means of a robust vampire with lethal elemental magic, it feels like I’ll need to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase in the end. yet this time, no longer even my very own Ice and Stone energy will be sufficient to save lots of me from coming domestic in a pine field…
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