Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin)
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The eighth hotly anticipated book in the Elemental Assassin series by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep: it’s Gin Blanco's party—and you’ll cry if she wants you to.
Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot.
Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.
Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.
Opal’s eyes widened, her breath puffed out of her mouth, and her body completely stilled. While it only took her a second to recover, blink away her surprise, and plaster a bland smile on her face, her reaction ratcheted up my unease. “Please proceed into the main exhibit area,” she said in a low, smooth voice. “Everything’s been set up in there.” “Thank you, Opal,” Finn replied, and gave her one of his patented charming smiles. She tipped her head at him and gave me a polite nod,
cheerful meddling made me want to wring his neck. This was one of those times. “Well,” I said, giving Owen and Jillian a bright smile. “Please excuse me. I really need to go see what Finn is up to. Jillian, it was nice to meet you.” “You too,” she replied. I looked at my lover, careful to keep my face blank. “Owen.” “Gin.” I nodded at him, and he returned the gesture. And that was that. Nothing else was said, nothing else was done, and nothing had changed between us. I
around.” I winked at him. “I do my best to keep y’all employed—and entertained.” Xavier laughed again and took the would-be robber outside, where a dark sedan with flashing blue and white lights waited by the curb. I went over to the others. Finn leaned against the case, his elbows on the glass and his face propped up in his hands. He stared dreamily at Bria as she crouched down and examined some of the diamond jewelry scattered on the floor. Red and Blondie were still standing
and I wasn’t about to deny Owen the chance to save his sister. I looked at Xavier and Bria. “Can you two handle things here?” They both nodded and checked their weapons. “Okay,” I said. “Give me and Owen ten minutes to get into position, then start shooting.” “What are you going to do about the giants now that they have Eva?” Bria asked. I shrugged. “There’s nothing I can do but walk right into Clementine’s trap and try to distract them long enough for Owen to sneak up and
with the dinner rush. I’d just taken a step toward the front door when Finn blocked my path. “Where do you think you’re going?” “Outside,” I said. “To your car. So you can drive me back to the restaurant.” He shook his head. “Uh-uh. Nothing doing. No way. I told Sophia that you were taking the rest of the day off, and that’s exactly what you’re going to do. Besides, we are not leaving here until you get a new dress.” “You’re kidding, right?” Finn turned to the rack closest to