Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Date Read: June 12, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
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.
Note: The title of this book has been changed from Cold Sting to Venom in the Veins.
Publisher: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #17
Also by this author: Touch of Frost, Deadly Sting , Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost br> br>
Also in this series: Deadly Sting , Heart of Venom, The Spider, Poison Promise, The Black Widow
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 3.75
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Thoughts: Loved being back in Gin and Gangs world. This did not disappoint. Was not my favorite villain but I am excited about the move forward in the overall story. As always the action was top notch and so was the snark!
Audio Thoughts: As always Lauren Fortgang nailed the narration! 🙂 I can’t imagine anyone else bringing this group alive. Also just gonna say I have a girl crush on her Finn voice. He makes me swoon!
No sample available of Venom in the Veins but here is Spider’s Bite
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