Pocket, Aug 21 2012, $7.99
In Ashland, lovers Gin “Spider” Blanco and Owen Grayson look forward to a future together. However, Owen’s ex southern belle Salina Dubois arrives in Ashland planning to restore her murdered father’s heritage and take back her lover from his current lowlife lover. Gin, an Ice and Stone elemental former assassin, knows Salina is a powerful water elemental magnolia.
Casino owner Phillip Kincaid hires Gin’s Pork Pit restaurant to cater a party. At the gala, Gin prevents an assassin from killing Phillip though she wonders who is behind the murder attempt and why. Meanwhile Gin decides it is time to prove her rival for Owen’s affection is a deadly elemental who has diabolical plans for Ashland.
The latest excellent Elemental Assassin urban fantasy spins a different dangerous web from previous entries (see Spider’s Bite, Tangled Threads, Spider’s Revenge, and By A Thread) as Owen’s former lover provides the peril instead of someone from Spider’s hit list. Fast-paced, the past haunts the present and future for Gin and Owen who want to give peace a chance but no one agrees.