Louisiana Longshot

· Jana DeLeon
1.15K reviews

About this ebook

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon brings you the Miss Fortune series. 

It was a hell of a long shot....

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 placed 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 might blow her cover and get her killed.

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

Louisiana Longshot is a humorous mystery set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong woman sleuth in a fish-out-of-water storyline. Louisiana Longshot is the first book in the Miss Fortune series and appeals to readers of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. 

Louisiana Longshot is a free ebook at Google Play.

"Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday

"Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig

“DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story.” – RT Book Reviews

“I don’t know where she comes up with this funny stuff, but I can’t wait to read the next book…” – Night Owl Reviews

“Jana DeLeon has a breezy style with enough of a comic touch to leave you smiling.” – The Romance Reader

“Son of a gun, we’re having fun in the bayou!” – Fresh Fiction

“The quirky characters keep the action moving…” – Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly Blogger

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1.15K reviews
A Google user
March 10, 2015
Never underestimate the abilities of "little old ladies" to make you laugh out loud at their highjinks to rescue a friend from serious trouble.
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greycee b
December 16, 2017
I loved this book but after reading other books by this very talented author I had a feeling it would be great & I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint me in any way. If you love a good mystery & need one that keeps you guessing until the very end please read one of her books. One of the most wonderful things about all the one's I've read so far is that they have a light heartedness & fun side that most mysteries don't have & they'll keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. I couldn't put it down.
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Vijay Rane
December 3, 2016
A tale of two lives...from a career of desired life to a life under disguise ,made her suffer from emotional upheaval ..Some very bad guys had a price on her head ,as a CIA staff. Conflict,confusion,anger and compromise ! The unexpected bravery she has to strive to achieve is heroic.Making a "leap of faith" was a huge step for her. Winding up all personal life in the name of an unknown person is worth praising indeed,to justify the "Karmic Ambience" The superpower of coining the proper words at the right occasion so that the vivid picture is created, appears to be the unique style of Jana DeLeon. Remarkable story of wisdom & courage.
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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won't find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched out over the water where Jana spent many hours reading books.

Jana and her brother spent thousands of hours combing the bayous in a flat-bottom aluminum boat, studying the natural habitat of many birds, nutria and alligators. She would like you to know that no animals were injured during these "studies," but they kept makers of peroxide in business.

Jana has never stumbled across a mystery or a ghost like her heroines, but she's still hopeful.

She now resides in Dallas, Texas, with the most spoiled Sheltie in the world. 

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