When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation.
Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis Mab Monroe a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider—me, Gin Blanco. So I’m leaving behind my beloved barbecue joint and heading south with my baby sister, Bria, to cool my heels in a swanky beach town. Call it a weekend of fun in the sun.
But when a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic threatens an old friend of Bria’s, it looks like I’ll have to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase after all. Complicating matters further is the reappearance of Detective Donovan Caine, my old lover. But Donovan is the least of my problems. Because this time, the danger is hot on my trail, and not even my elemental Ice and Stone magic may be enough to save me from getting buried in the sand—permanently.
- Publisher: Pocket Books
- Release Date: February 28th, 2012
- Series: Elemental Assassin Series
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YES! This what I’ve been hoping for this series and Jennifer has delivered it in spades!
I was worried where this series was going after such a huge arch had been finished and I am psyched about what Jennifer Estep has done in By a Thread.
The big bad of the last books is dead, so now what? Well, Gin’s life is far from being peaceful, since all the wannabe big bads have decided she needs to go and all that is taking its toll on our dear Assassin.
Gin goes on vacation, but instead of finding some peace and quiet, she not only finds more trouble than ever before, but also a blast from the past that could have stayed buried.
I loved this book! I believe this is my favorite in the series so far. My only grip with the series has been that it was feeling a bit repetitive, but Jennifer has come through with By a Thread and delivered a fantastic piece of Urban Fantasy.
Action-packed and full of heart is the best way for me to describe By a Thread and after this fantastic installment, I can’t help but have high hopes for the next novels to come.
If you have yet to read this series, I utterly recommend it and if you are already a fan, you won’t want to miss By a Thread for anything!
The Elemental Assassin Series: