Friday, April 10, 2020

Review: Louisiana Longshot by: Jana DeLeon

Title: Louisiana Longshot
Author: Jana DeLeon
Publisher: Kindle
Series: Miss Fortune Mystery #1
Pages: 232
Format: Kindle e-book
Source: Book Club/ Personal Purchase


It was a hell of a longshot...

CIA Assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever--in Sinful, Louisiana.

With a leak at the CIA and a price on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small, bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she's determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play.

Unfortunately, she hasn't even unpacked a suitcase before her newly-inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard. Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly-sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she's not careful, this investigation may blow her cover and get her killed.

Armed with her considerable skills and a group of old ladies referred to by locals as The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it's too late. 

My Thoughts:

I have had this sitting in my kindle for so long I don't know why I didn't start sooner.  Fortune Redding has returned home after a botched CIA mission in the middle east.  Her boss has no choice but to place her in witness protection where only three people know where she is assuming the role of the director's niece cleaning out someones house in the butt hole of Louisiana known as Sinful where just about anything and everything is illegal.  Her alias is a librarian/beauty queen.  Something Fortune knows nothing about.  Give her a good gun and she's all set ask her to do her nails and well you might not want to stick around for that.

Fortune quickly meets to old ladies who are anything but what they appear like. When a bone shows up in Fortune's residence it's up to her to figure out what happened, although her new friends won't let her go at it alone. They are a group of old women called  Sinful Ladies Society run by Ida Belle and Gracie who were determined to find their friend Marie. Whose on the hook for the bone.  Who killed Marie's missing husband and why?  Will the local hot detective arrest Fortune or just jail her so he can get some sleep?

This book was incredible funny and sassy with women who are great at showing they can do just as much if not more than men.  I loved it and couldn't put it down at all!  If you love fun, sass and adventure like you've never seen this is the book for you!

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