• Hurricane Force

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (2,460 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling 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 tiny bayou town. When the money is linked back to Ahmad, the arms dealer who issued the kill order on Fortune, everyone is worried that her nemesis is far too close for comfort.

When Ahmad's men turn up in Sinful, the situation becomes life-and-death for Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc learns Fortune's true identity. As Swamp Team 3 rushes to locate the counterfeiter, Fortune hopes to take down Ahmad and free herself from her fake life. But will her relationship with Carter make it now that he knows the truth?

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

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The last couple of books in the series have been pretty ho-hum. Same old thing and antics. Although this one doesn't deviate from the pattern of mayhem and "investigation," finally there is some evolvement in the CIA plot. I appreicate that some truth comes out and now the characters can further develop.

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Ready for TV

Dana DeLeon's Gerty, Idabelle and Miss Fortune are perfect for a 2 hour TV movie maybe twice a year. They would certainly have a following once the first one is viewed. I don't often laugh out loud when listening to audible books, but I do with DeLeon's books and so does my wife.

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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 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 Hurricane Force, a hurricane stirs up a whole lot of counterfeit $100 bills. Plus there is a murder to solve, Ahmad the arms dealer is closer than ever to finding Fortune, and Carter finally learns the truth about Fortune. Of course, the ladies jump into action to try to solve the case. The votes are still being recounted for the new town mayor because Celia won the election but someone had stuffed the ballot boxes, and of course, Celia is in control and making a mess of things while spreading her hate and negativity.

This book was different from the others in that there was a real emotional side to the story as Carter learned that Fortune is really a CIA assassin. I absolutely loved that we got more of the romance and heartaches that come with learning someone you care deeply for has been lying to you.

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 same woman narrates all of the books in this series. She does a really good job.

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I love this series!

Sometimes the publisher's summary tells too much! In this case it gives away the entire plot, lock, stock and barrel. So I started listening knowing exactly what would happen, but not knowing how the events would occur. Nevertheless, Hurricane Force, Book 7 in the Miss Fortune Mysteries series, is well worth listening to due mostly to the humor including funny situations. This is a marvelous suspense mystery series with lots of humor and a touch of romance. Cassandra Campbell narrates the entire series superbly.

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The absolute BEST series ever!!!!

This is probably my 5th or 6th...maybe 7th time listening. Jana DeLeon is THE BEST ever for mystery, humor, feeling and complexity! I have HUNDREDS of mysteries I listen to. These are THE BEST!!!! Her narrator is incomparable!! Cassandra Campbell... you're beyond amazing!!!

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Hurricane Force

Hurricane Force was a another hit out of the park. Jana DeLeon is a great aurthor.

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Disappointed!

I "read" the stories for the happily ever after endings. An escape from the unhappiness of reality and I feel I have been mislead and promised something that was never delivered. Why lead the audience on and then in the last chapter end the relationship of the two main characters, if I wanted tragedy I would read Shakespeare. These novels are escapes. If the author needs advice or an editor more in tune with the target audience please let me know as I am a retired English teacher and feel I would do a better job than the current editor....at least I couldn't be any worse. Please let me know should there be another Miss Fortune novel that has an ending the audience might enjoy.

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What made the experience of listening to Hurricane Force the most enjoyable?

Everything is so well written and the narration top notch. I can easily picture all the action!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hurricane Force?

Gurdy in the bathroom at the sheriff's office!!

Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only in this series, she does a great job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Heck ya! Couldn't stop listening if I was on fire

Any additional comments?

Only that I hope there are many more In this series and they come out fast I can't wait to hear what happens next.

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I really enjoyed this series! The interaction between Fortune, Ida Belle, & Gertie is hysterical! It's never boring that's for sure. I am sad that it's over.. Heard there's another book coming this Summer. Can't wait!

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Very entertaining cozy mystery and performance

This series is so entertaining. This book has the usual enjoyable characters and a lot of mystery, action, excitement, and humor sprinkled throughout the story. I am sad that Fortune's romance with Carter is over. It is nice to see the way she is growing through her friendships. I look forward to the next book The performance is very good.

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  • 04-14-16

Great series!

I have really enjoyed this series it's very predictable but enjoyable non the less. Fortune is a likeable character not at all the way a real operative would act but it's funny and charming.

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  • Carôle
  • 04-22-22

Somber and Serious - Except for a Coffin

This is the most serious episode thus far and the most CIA professional in terms of Fortune, Ida Belle & Gertie’s specialisms…

Notwithstanding that, the story is a bit thin in terms of plot and storyline but it’s still interesting enough to be enjoyable. It certainly pushes the story arc much further towards its conclusion.

Cassandra Campbell reads this very well.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 03-06-22

Hurricane Force

Another hilarious book by Jana DeLeon, with a chance to release Fortune from the hit on the back, she she does all she can to get her target. Read brilliantly again by Cassandra Campbell.

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  • judi-2
  • 02-26-22

Can't wait for the next

A laugh out loud story with 3 brilliant heroines. Enough fire power, antics & laughter. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong with a vengeance & holes get dug even deeper. This book fills in more of the back story.

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  • CuckooSuzie
  • 05-12-17

excellent

once again i had to keep listening, loads of twists and turns and red herrings.

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 12-30-16

FORTUNE BOOK 7

What did you like most about Hurricane Force?

THE WHOLE STORY

What did you like best about this story?

WHY THE CHARACTERS

Which character – as performed by Cassandra Campbell – was your favourite?

MISS FORTUNE

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

OH YEAS I WOULD GO IF IT WAS MADE INTO AS SERIES I WOULD WATCH AND BUY

Any additional comments?

I WAS RECOMMENDED TO READ THESE BOOKS AND I THINK THEY ARE FANTASTIC CASSANDRA CAMPBELL THE NARRATOR JUST BRINGS LIFE TO THE STORY .I SPENT MOST OF MY TIME LAUGHING I WOULD RECOMMEND ANY ONE TO LISTEN TO THESE BOOKS THEY WILL JUST CHEER YOU UP[