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Venom in the Veins

Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Series: Elemental Assassin, Book 17
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything… 

It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends - but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you’re Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld. 

This time around, someone seems to be targeting Stuart Mosley, the president of First Trust bank. Lots of people have grudges against Mosley, but the more I investigate, the more Mosley’s problems seem to be connected to some of my own, especially when it comes to the Circle, the evil, shadowy group that is secretly responsible for much of the crime and corruption in Ashland. 

But when another blast from my dark and deadly past as the Spider comes to light, I wonder if I’ll be able to survive this dangerous new enemy, who has a burning thirst for revenge that will only be satisfied with one thing: my death.

©2018 Jennifer Estep (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Nighteyes
  • 23-11-2018

Same setup, same ending

I'm not saying it's bad, but the recipe is getting a little stale...
I ain't done with the series, but unless Miss Estep throws in a spanner the wheels are hopefully working towards the end in a book, 2 max...
It's getting a little tiresome to hear Gin save the day all by herself again and again...
the characters are wonderful and I want them all to shine...
but as I listened to this book i could honestly tell what was gonna happen simple because it followed the same flow of the books before...
We get some seemingly irrelevant scene, Gin does every day things, get's interrupted, gets caught up in a plot seemingly in no way related to the circle, Gin messes something up, it is revealed that it is related to the circle, Gin almost dies, Gin saves the day, Gin doesn't die

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  • carol
  • 09-10-2018

cliche

The problem with her books is there starting to sound like reruns. also the brother likes to keep dredging up the past like it can keep being relevant. how many times can somebody that died in the first book keep coming up 10 books later?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-2019

A little tedious

The story line was sort of fun but there are a lot of redundancies and I found it tedious at times.

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  • Ryan
  • 03-10-2018

Good but could be better

In all the other books in the series gin just outclasses them in the end with raw power. In this one she gets her butt kicked basically all the way through the story. Not the character I know

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  • Virginia Bough
  • 02-01-2020

Another great book

Story line and narration were great as usual. I really enjoy this series. The story line has lists of twists, yet easy to follow.

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  • Melany Apalis
  • 03-12-2019

venom in the veins

another awesome book! can't wait for the next one! kickass characters a
that are full of life.

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  • mlsimmons
  • 05-10-2019

I continue to enjoy this series

I’m always excited to get back into the world of Elemental Assassins and Gin and the gang. Things are never dull for the underworld leader of Ashland. Doesn’t matter how much she just wants to run the Pork Pit, there is always something that needs her attention.

Someone seems to be targeting Stewart Mosley, Finn’s boss at the bank. He’s trying to auction off the last of Mab Monroe’s stuff for charity, but has been attacked a few times. Gin and the gang become impromptu bodyguards and investigators as they try to figure out who’s behind the attacks.

There are also a few surprises at the auction. Gin finds a pictures of both of her parents. While, Gin and Bria’s mother has been discussed a lot in these books, I don’t think I remember ever reading about Tristan. We don’t learn a lot about him in this book, but I think more will be coming in future books.

We also learn some more about the Circle. We see more of Hugh Tucker. He does some real head-scratching things in this book. I don’t know what he’s playing at, but something is up there.

This series is still going strong at book 17. That is no easy feat. Some books are better than others, but I always have a fun time with the gang in Ashland. I think this book was somewhere in the upper middle of the series. Venom in the Veins isn’t of my favorite, but it also isn’t my least favorite either. It really has me chomping at the bit for book 18, that is for sure.

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Lauren Fortgang continues the narration of this series. She does a great job with keeping all the voices straight throughout this long series. I love all the voices she has for all the characters and there are a lot of them. If you haven’t tried Lauren Fortgang, I highly recommend her.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-2019

No spoilers

Oh holy hell. Estep has given yet another fantastic well written book. Action, suspense, laughs, mystery, and so so much more. why oh why is Estep off writing a different series. This one is clearly not over or at least I sure hope not she can't leave us loyal Fans of this series hanging. Fortgang has done yet another FANTASTIC listen. I highly recommend you listen rather than read this series Fortgang is one of the best narrator's I've listen to. This duo of Estep writing and Fortgang narration is a grand slam out of the park. GET IT NOW.

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  • J. M. Stenzel
  • 09-07-2019

Loved it. when is the next book release?

Thoroughly love the hard ass Assassin, Gin. I have listenend to the series a few times. look forward to the next book.

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  • Rebirth
  • 05-10-2018

Speechless!!

Super!!!. I can't wait to see if Mason really is the long lost uncle of the Spider!!!

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  • Rebel
  • 19-07-2018

Best series ever!

Jennifer Estep is a genius. Another fantastic book, always well thought out and engaging. Cannot wait for the next edition.