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Hurricane Force

(Miss Fortune Mystery #7)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  6,136 ratings  ·  279 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the seventh book in the Miss Fortune series.

A force to be reckoned with…

During missions as a CIA assassin, Fortune Redding saw and overcame most every obstacle, but Sinful, Louisiana, keeps producing new challenges for her. When a hurricane blows through, it brings a shower of counterfeit money raining down on the tin
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published September 20th 2015 by Jana DeLeon
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Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite series! I can't get enough of Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie. Every one of their missions have me in stitches. My only wish is that I wouldn't finish them as quick! ...more
The seventh addition to the Miss Fortune Mystery series by Jana Deleon. A hurricane is coming and Fortune and the gang all retreat to safety at a local church. Afterwards, phony money is found and Fortune believes it is tied to the arms dealer that wants her dead. Has he finally located her? Oh, and did I mention the dead body?

I ain't telling. Another humorous story involving CIA Fortune Redding and the Geritol Mafia, Ida Belle and Gertie, along with our clueless Deputy Carter LeBlanc. I was a l
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, it seems that I start every review of books in the series that way, but it is so true. Every book is great. Action, humor and mystery. A perfect read for me and this one was no different. Please start at the beginning and read in order because these books take place one right after the other.

Fortune Redding, a CIA assassin in hiding in Sinful, LA, just can't stay under the radar no matter how hard she tries. Now we have a hurricane blowing through Sinful and in its' wake ther
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hurricane Force by Jana Deleon is the 7th book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. After a hurricane passes through Sinful, counterfeit money is found in the street with ties to the arms dealer Ahmad whom Fortune Redding is trying to avoid. I love this series and especially all the characters. There are a lot of unbelievable and funny moments which have you laughing out loud. Very entertaining and leaves you wanting more.
Just what I needed. There were lots of good laughs at the antics of Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie.
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Definitely Packs a Hurricane Force!!

Hurricane Force is hands down the best so far of the entire Miss Fortune series!! Too bad I can't give it 20 stars. While the humor is certainly there, this time there is more life & death action than ever before. It's one roller coaster ride after another. Just as you catch your breath Ms DeLeon twists you up & over again. This is absolutely a must read!!!!
Just.Can't.Stop reading this series!

I have been dying for Fortune to come clean about her role as a CIA agent to Carter. OMG there has been a build up of feelings between Fortune and Carter and I never thought that he would react as he did. So sad!! I really expected things to be different BUT I am hopeful that there can be a turn around. I really want things to work for these characters.

The cat is finally out of the bag and now things are heating up for Fortune. Due to a counterfeiting scandal
This book was a perfect mix of funny, sad, and action packed. Hurricane Force is book 7 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 ge
Barbara Hackel
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the 7th book in the series, and each book keeps getting better and better. In this book we saw some Sinful shenanigans, but the main thrust was dealing with Fortune's personal agenda, and shockingly telling Carter secrets about Fortune, Gertie, and Ida Belle. I didn't like the ending, but I am hoping Ms DeLeon finds a way to fix that in the next book. I do hope there are many more books about Sinful and the amazing people who live there!
The pace of the book is non-stop exciting, and betw
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
I must have laughed for 10 minutes over the scene of Fortune and Ida Bell picking up Gertie. I love this series, it has everything. It's funny, it's got action, there is some mystery and the characters are so well created that you just like them. I would recommend this to everyone, especially those who like to laugh-out-loud. ...more
Kimberly Sutton
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Definite Must Read for Miss Fortune Fans!!!

Loved it but wished it could have lasted longer. Secrets are exposed but our quirky heroines manage to stay on top of it. We can't wait until 2016 for more Miss Fortune.
Kristi, A Book Fanatic
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this series!! I'm ready for the next one!! ...more
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this series. It is laugh out loud. It is a must read people
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As things heat up in Sinful, things are coming to a head for many people. There is a hurricane headed in their direction but the people do not expect very much damage. Mayor Celia’s husband who has been gone for a long time shows up. Past for some people is going to bite them in the butt. Yes, there is a mystery surrounding Max and add to that some strange money and a few plot twists and the Swamp Team 3 has action and mystery to solve.
Fortune and Carter are getting along well but that is abou
Mar 17, 2020 marked it as 2020-review-of-the-year
2020 bk 96: Fortune gets to experience (and not be in on the creation of) a disaster, a natural disaster, a hurricane. When the hurricane force winds blow in they bring a rain of counterfeit money, Mayor's Celia's thought-to-be-deceased husband, and Ahmad the arm dealers cronies. Has the arms dealer spotted Fortune? Can Deputy Carter stay still and remain on medical leave, while Celia's cousin serves as Sheriff and fires everyone? You know it is bad when Fortune and the team have to leave Sinful ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oops, we’ve hit a snag

Don’t get me wrong, I am having so much fun binging this series, but I was hoping for a different outcome when Carter finally learned the truth. Yep, Fortune’s secret is out, at least with Carter, and while I understand where he’s coming from, it broke my heart a little too.

Hoping things get back on track for Book 8, as it looks like the Sinful Ladies Society’s archenemies, Celia, is up to no good.

Ended sadly, but still 4 stars

Theresa Hurley
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Laughed from the opening sentence! Fortune, Ida Bell and Gertie are a great team! Loved the story!
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fortune's past is catching up...or is it all coincidence?
I sure hope at some point it gets explained why so much murder happens in this town.
Tammy Kenney
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve fallen in love with this series and the characters in it. I was a bit disappointed in the ending but I look forward to reading more. Love Swamp Team 3 and the people of Sinful!
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fortune has her long-anticipated showdown with Ahmad, the arms dealer with a price on her head, in Hurricane Force by Jana DeLeon. The previous book, Soldiers of Fortune, concluded with the arrival of Max Arceneaux, the long-disappeared husband of Celia Arceneaux, the mayor of Sinful, at least until the election auditors finish their job. The morning that this book opens, Max shows up in the diner, prompting Allie, Fortune's friend staying with her temporarily and the niece of Celia, to call For ...more
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Of all of the Miss Fortune storylines, "Hurricane Force" is the most fast paced, intense and emotionally jarring. Without revealing any spoilers the ending broke my heart but also made me realize that one of the characters is not as strong and worthy of my original admiration as I thought.

Over the short period of time that Fortune has been in Sinful, Louisiana trouble hasn't been a stranger. So, when Max Arceneaux , Celia's long lost husband comes back to town, everyone is curious as to what is
Mary Lou Webb
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Best one yet

The hijinks continue as Fortune tries to maintain her cover. It isn't easy, not with Ahmed close by in New Orleans. The humor is delightful. My neighbors have probably called the men in the little white coats on me because I was laughing so loud and so hard at one scene. Not to spoil anything, I'll just say it involves Gertie, a coffin, and hot dogs. Sound intriguing? It is. Each book gets stronger, and this is the best yet. I want these characters as friends. This book is an amusing
These books are like Murder She Wrote meets the Marx Brothers---humor, hijinks, a light mystery, savvy characters, ironic dialogue. In each story, Fortune, a government asset undercover in a small Southern town, teams up with her best friends, two women senior citizens who were in the military in their younger days. They are bold, sassy, unstoppable, and exactly the friend/mother figures hurting Fortune needs. Fortune is an expert at espionage but not so much at life. (The three women feature mu ...more
A hurricane is coming to Sinful, and it's bringing with it a crap ton of problems. Fortune is in danger because her past is coming back to haunt her in Sinful. Mean while she's trying to find a murderer, and Carter knows her secret now.

A storm has hit Sinful, and the fallout may be more than anyone expected.

This book was awesome! I was so glad Carter finally found out the truth about Fortune, but I was annoyed with how he handled it, and how it turned out.

Other than that, I was sucked into th
Mariko Tsubaki
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great installment in the series. You can never go wrong with the Sinful gang. As always a great mix of humor and action. Will be waiting anxiously for the next chapter in the Fortune and Carter saga. Hoping for a great twist in the next book.
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The best yet. I can't wait for the next book. ...more
Nate Brightman
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hurricane Force is the 7th book in Jana Deleone’s Miss Fortune Mystery series and a very pivotal book in the series. It can be read as a standalone but the relevance of that importance will probably be lost if you haven’t read the earlier books. Like the rest of the series there were plenty of laughs as our intrepid Swamp Team 3 continue on their misadventures. There’s plenty of action in this one as our team attempts to discover who killed Celia’s formerly missing husband Max and who is connect ...more
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was more of a 4.5, almost 5 stars for me. It is the 7th book in the series and I've read books 1-6, but just didn't get around to reviewing them. These books are so awesome! I absolutely love them. They are fun and easy to read and the characters are hilarious and full of heart. I just love Fortune and Gertie and Ida Belle. I think Gertie and Ida Belle are awesome being senior citizens and still having it together enough to fight crime. And the things they get into keep me laughing. I like ...more
Patricia Kiyono
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this installment, Fortune experiences her first hurricane. The driving winds bring a lot of wet cash, which causes much excitement until the bills are identified as counterfeit, and a tip from Fortune's partner alerts her to a connection with the man who's taken out a hit on her. In the meantime, the long-lost husband of Sinful’s mayor suddenly makes a reappearance, has a very public argument with Celia, and then turns up dead a few days later. Fortune has a feeling the appearance of the mone ...more
Mary Heron
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Carter learns Fortunes secrets.

Well the cat is finally out of the bag, there's a hurricane hitting Sinful and suddenly it's raining hundred dollar bills. Fortune has seen these bills before she thinks and has a bad feeling that they are counterfeit. Then the man who everybody considers may be responsible for the cake money is found murdered in Celia Arceneaux kitchen. That's just the beginning, the last time Fortune came across these fake bills it was during her investigation into Ahmad and if s
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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 ou ...more

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“One time,” Gertie said. “You go out into a hurricane one time and you never hear the end of it.” 2 likes
“Here’s the way the law works,” Carter said, “since it’s clear you aren’t smart enough to know. First, there’s an investigation where we gather evidence. Once we have evidence, we arrest people. I don’t care if you’re mayor of the universe. You still can’t direct me to arrest someone without evidence. So either shut up and let me do my job correctly or get in there and clean your own damned kitchen.” 1 likes
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