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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Jana DeLeon, the sixth installment in the best-selling Miss Fortune series.

When Celia Arceneaux was elected mayor of Sinful, Louisiana, Fortune Redding expected trouble. The woman has an unmatched talent for making the worst of any situation, especially if it means getting revenge on her sworn enemies, Ida Belle and Gertie.

At the Fourth of July celebration, an explosion rocks Sinful, and it's not from fireworks. Most people assume it was a moonshine still, but when evidence points to a meth lab deep in the bayous of Sinful, Fortune realizes how dire the situation is for the tiny town.

With Carter on medical leave and no one left at the sheriff's department who can handle the investigation, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie decide to take matters into their own hands. This is (another) mission for Swamp Team 3.

©2015 Jana DeLeon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Light hearted and plenty of Bayou action. Great listen and well narrated love the series

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  • green ice cream garden
  • 12-09-2016

Not blazing but okay

This isn't one of my favorite in the series, but it's still okay. I do enjoy that themes are always current.

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  • Wayne
  • 22-02-2018

Fun suspense mystery with great narration!

This wonderful Miss Fortune continues with Book 6. It's great humor wrapped around a light suspense mystery.

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  • Farrell
  • 15-07-2018

More of the same

Fun story. Well paced. Well told. Well narrated. Pretty much the same as the same as the prior books. But still fun.

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  • Maurice R. McKeon Jr
  • 29-05-2020

Great read

This is a very light and funny book. Sometimes as a man I like a comic mystery and this is it for me. The only problem is that the narrator does not pronounce the Cajun names LaBlanc and Hebert correctly. I say this because I am from Louisiana.

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  • Jill
  • 28-10-2019

5 Stars and So Funny

So freaking funny!!! Soldiers of Fortune is book 6 in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. This series is set in Sinful, Louisiana, USA and follows Fortune, who is a CIA assassin in hiding, and old ladies Gertie and Ida Belle, who are lifelong Sinful residents and ex-spy war veterans, as they help solve a string of various crimes and murders. This book and the entire series is full of humor. I stumbled across these books when I decided to check out a new-to-me genre called Cozy Mysteries and someone recommended this series. Once I listened to the first book, I couldn't stop. I have been listening to all of the books back to back. In Soldiers of Fortune, a meth lab explodes in the bayou. The ladies jump into action to try to solve the case while Carter is supposed to still be on medical leave after someone tried to kill him in the last book. Also, the votes are being recounted for the new town mayor because Celia won the election but someone had stuffed the ballot boxes, but in the meantime, Celia is in control and as expected, she is a nightmare and causing more problems than anything else. There was a point in this book where I was laughing so hard that I had to keep rewinding so I wouldn't miss anything and finally had to pause it to get myself under control. I recommend this series and suggest that you read each book in order as it builds upon the prior story and makes everything that much more entertaining and enjoyable. If you like your books with a nice dose of humor, this is the series for you. I have found myself laughing out loud too many times to count. The narrator does a good job and I really like that it is the same narrator for each of the books.

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  • bebe
  • 10-08-2016

Great series

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Great series. Start at book one and go forward. I have been on a Fortune binge - from book one to this one and each one in one sitting. I love these characters, the author and the reader.

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  • Cathy P
  • 18-09-2020

lots of laughs

This series is always good for a laugh. but this one was great. Other than Celia being mayor and causing utter chaos. Highly recommend the shenanigans.

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  • Kristen Steele
  • 13-09-2020

I so enjoy this series!

I'm late to the party, but that means I get to keep going onto the next book without delay. I honestly think I like it better than my beloved Stephanie Plum. Such fun!

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  • Rhonda Rayborn
  • 03-09-2020

Enjoy the small town atmosphere

loud in some sections. Overall Character development is perfect. I think this is a good read

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  • anitasan
  • 05-03-2020

Loving the Characters

I love the added Hebert Bros and new twists that segue into the next book.

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  • Leigh UK
  • 03-12-2020

They're so lovable!

I only have to hear Swamp Bar and I groan right along with Fortune. Gertie though... Gertie is solid gold! Without her the other two would just be boring sticks in the mud!

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 30-12-2016

FORUNE BOOK 6

What did you like most about Soldiers of Fortune?

THE WHOLES STORY FROM START TO END

Who was your favorite character and why?

MISS FORTUNE AND HER TWO SIDE KICKS

What does Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

CASSANDRA BRINGS THE PEOPLE TO LIFE AND I SPEND MOST OF MY TIME LAUGHING AT THE POSITIONS THEY FIND THEM SELVES IN

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

OH YEAH I WOULD BE FIRST THROUGH THE DOOR

Any additional comments?

I HAVE ALL MISS FORTUNE BOOKS SO FAR IF YOU ARE FED UP AND FEELING DOWN GET THESE BOOKS THEY WILL HAVE YOU LAUGHING AND WILL CHEER YOU UP

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