Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon

Title: Louisiana Longshot
Series: Miss Fortune Mysteries #1
Author: Jana Deleon
Publish Date: June 23, 2012
Publisher: Self
Source: Free on Amazon
Personal Rating: 4 Stars
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About the Book:
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 Review:
This was a free download on my Kindle from Amazon. I finally managed to get around to reading it and I absolutely loved it!! Just enough mystery, kooky characters, shooting and fun all wrapped up in this book. If you are a Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum reading, them definitely give this book a chance.

Fortune is a CIA agent and is faced with danger due to a leak that has now put a price on her head. She goes into hiding as a former beauty queen turned librarian in Sinful, Louisiana. This fictional place is where she finds all sorts of small town busy bodies, including her new group of senior detectives in town, The Geritol Mafia. Don’t let them fool you though, they are just as tough, if not tougher, than Fortune herself.

The town while not real quaint, it easy to be drawn into with its local churches, shops, swamps, and citizens. It’s fun to learn about the two different “sides” and antics these two play on each other to try to get the best of the best in town. Fortune quickly learns the pecking order of town and  who she may or may not want to hang with.

Trying to keep her cover, as someone completely different than her, she’s got more to deal with than more sleuths. I thoroughly enjoyed this first installment and will quickly be acquiring a copy of book two as soon as possible.

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