There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight.
Even though Poison Promise is the 11th book in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series, I’m not even close to being tired of Gin and her makeshift family. That being said, the chip that Bria seems to be carrying around on her shoulder regarding Gin, really needs to go away.
The latest threat to Ashland (and Gin) is a dangerous combination of nasty. He’s not only pushing deadly drugs, but he takes a scientific approach to the victims he tortures. And his brand of torture isn’t tame.
Gin has been so busy defending herself against the people trying to kill her on a daily basis that she hasn’t had time to go on the offense. That changes when the new threat goes after people she cares about. As usual, that kind of thing doesn’t go ignored or unpunished.
I think what I enjoy most about this series is the love that ties these characters together. Gin is a force to be reckoned with, but she doesn’t do it alone. She’s surrounded by her friends and family who have her back both physically and emotionally. I think that’s why Bria’s attitude in Poison Promise bothered me so much. She was hurt and distracted by her need for revenge. She lost sight of not just Gin, but everyone else who could have been there for her.
As readers have come to expect in the Elemental Assassin series, nothing is ever exactly as it seems. Players changed and new ones were added to the mix. The next threat is sure to make Black Widow an interesting read.
On a side note: I have a shelf dedicated to my Elemental Assassin paperbacks as well as a couple on my Kindle. Even though Poison Promise will join the shelf full of paperbacks, it’s extra special because it’s my first signed copy from the series, thanks to Laura from Little Read Riding Hood and Jennifer Estep. Best. Christmas. Present. Ever!