Thread of Death - Jennifer Estep *Genre* Urban Fantasy**Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*I purchased Thread of Death way back in January of 2012 and totally forgot about it. I am ashamed to say that since I am a huge fan of the Elemental Assassin and Gin Blanco. I love the fact that Jennifer continues to put together these short stories and novellas for her readers and fans. This book is filled with what I've come to expect from this series; action and lots of blood. Thread of Death takes place 2 weeks after the end of Spider’s Revenge and centers entirely on Mab Monroe's funeral and the aftermath which includes those who are moving their respective chess pieces into place in order to take charge of Ashland's criminal underground now that Mab is gone. We can’t have a novella without the appearance of Gin’s extended friends and family which includes Owen Grayson, Finnegan Lane, Bria Coolidge, Roslyn Phillips, Xavier, Jo-Jo Deveraux and her sister Sophia.Gin, although still not fully recovered from nearly being killed in her massive battle to end all battles with Mab, wants to have a final good-bye to her nemesis of 13 years. You could say that Mab made Gin exactly who she became. She pushed Gin to the limits over the years, she killed Gin’s family, tortured her sister, and in turn, Gin got to be the undisputed assassin that was needed in order to take Mab down for good.I found it interesting that Jennifer also does a POV from Jonah McAllister’s eyes. If you’ve read this series, then you know that Jonah is a snake in the grace, Mab’s former lawyer, and one that has been after Gin ever since she killed his son. We now know the extent by which Jonah wants to exact his revenge on Gin.The other POV is from Phillip Kincaid who owns and operates Delta Queen Riverfront Casino. Phillip is an interesting case to tell because apparently he and Owen have a past together which you can read about in Widow’s Web. This novella definitely hints at future events and things to come. Gin is definitely in for a bumpy ride from here on out, that I can assure you!Published January 31st 2012 by Pocket Books