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.
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I absolutely loved this book. This is the first in the Miss Fortune mystery series. The book is hilariously funny with Fortune (as in Soldier of Fortune) who is a trained assassin who works for the CIA. During her five year career she has come across some very dangerous people, and on her last assignment which finished just before this book begins, she crossed the wrong arms dealer. She has a price on her head. Her boss wants her out of harm's way so he sends her undercover to a small town called Sinful, in Louisiana. Everyone thinks, including Fortune herself, that she'll be safe in the sleepy little town. Not!!! She winds up in a hot bed of intrigue when she gets inovled with two septogenarian women. These white-haired women seem perfectly respectable and harmless, but on her first day there, a human bone is found in the bayou backing on the yard of the house where Fortune is living. That's where the mayhem and hilariious antics begin. This is a cozy mystery, but it has more action and calamaties, all mixed in with madcap humour, than most thrillers. Loved the book. Loved Fortune and her two sidekicks - Ida May and Gertie, and I loved the setting - right on the Louisiana bayou.