This is book 15 of the Elemental Assassin series by Estep. If you haven’t read any of the series yet then I can only recommend it. The great thing is that all of the books can be read as stand-alone novels.
In this book we get to see fun Gin and not just the assassin. In fact the whole gang has a right good giggle.
Nothing says friends quite like a vampire using social media to make sure your most embarrassing moment is captured online for eternity. I the way Gin and Co, can be in the middle of a really dangerous and life-threatening moment, and yet still find time to make jokes at each others expense,
This story takes place not long after the disastrous family reunion between Finn and his loving mother. Yes, loving mother is absolutely said with a tongue in cheek.
Finn finds himself on the receiving end of gifts from both parents. One has left an enigma wrapped in a puzzle and the other has left him his very own theme park. A western park, equipped with gun-toting cowboys, hip-swinging salon girls and a sharp-shooting sheriff.
Of course nothing is ever as it seems and a simple holiday quickly turns into a race against time to save someone from death…again.
I like the way Estep has been developing the back-story about Gin’s mother. A bit here and a little bit there has grown into a whole new dimension of opposition. Gin has a new enemy to sink her teeth into, and at the same time the reader gets to experience her reminiscing. Gin as the child before tragedy changes her life forever, but hey it also makes her the assassin we all enjoy reading about.
As always it was an excellent read and an amusing one at that.