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

What's a little arson between friends?

Undercover CIA agent Fortune Redding spent her first three weeks in Sinful, Louisiana, dodging insults, makeup advice, guard dogs, bullets, and Deputy Carter Trahan, both professionally and personally. But just when she thinks things are going to settle down in the small bayou town, someone sets her friend Ally's house on fire. Carter, who'd just started pursuing Fortune on a personal basis, goes back into cop mode and admonishes her to stay out of his investigation. This time, he swears, he won't issue any warning before arresting her.

But with her friend's safety hanging in the balance, Fortune can't resist taking matters into her own hands and calls on her partners in crime fighting, Ida Belle and Gertie, to help. This is a mission for Swamp Team 3.

©2014 Jana DeLeon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 02-16-18

I love this series!

Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune series is great fun mixed in with exceptionally good suspense mystery. Swamp Team 3 is the 4th novel in this delightful series. Miss Fortune is completely different from Jana DeLeon's Shaye Archer series which is more serious and also has more intense suspense. I recommend both the Miss Fortune and Shaye Archer series; if Jana DeLeon writes a novel, be assured it is wonderful. Swamp Team 3, like the other novels in the series is narrated superbly by Cassandra Campbell.

If you enjoy the Miss Fortune series, I also suggest the Shelby Nichols Adventure series by Colleen Helme. It also has a great mixture of humor and suspense.

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One of the best series I have ever read

Would you listen to Swamp Team 3 again? Why?

This series is captivating, fun, and provides an exceptional listening experience.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are superbly developed, their personalities well defined, and the mystery is always at the heart of the story

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

Cassandra Campbell is by far the best narrator of any book I have purchased on Audible. Her inflection, different voices, and understanding of each individual character are unmistakably deep.

Who was the most memorable character of Swamp Team 3 and why?

Fortune, Idabel, Gertie, and Carter make for great characters as well as the unmistakable charm of Ally. These characters are discussed in a way you would discuss old friends.

Any additional comments?

I know this book series is about strong women and was developed for women. But as a 45 year old father of three, married for 26 years, I find this book series to be amazing. It is hard to put down and I am chewing through these books ate rate of 2 per week. I have even upgraded my membership just so I can get more of them. I will be extremely disappointed when the series is over. Trust me, this series is a fantastic read for men too.

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Busy month

This one was different from the rest in the series and it's a welcome deviation. First we get to know more about Ally and get a lot more of Carter (wink, wink). It's just hard to believe that 4 books into the series and really only a month has gone by inteh lives of these quirky characters.

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  • Martha
  • BATON ROUGE, LA, United States
  • 06-18-16

Need to work on Cajun pronunciation.

Hebert is pronounced. "A-bear" not He Bert
LeBlanc is pronounced "La-Bla" not la blank

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  • bebe
  • South Carolina
  • 08-08-16

Fantastic series

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Don't miss this series - start from the first book to build on the characters and situations. These people become family. And the stories grip you from the beginning to the end.

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What a fantastic series!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Yes! Yes! It's THAT good!

What other book might you compare Swamp Team 3 to and why?

They are all perfect. Each one is a 10 out of 10.

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

I am extremely fussy about narrators and she is currently at the very top of my list.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's all moving. Top writing!

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Great book, great series.

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Hooked

I'm hooked! So much fun to listen to . Fortune is just enough bad ass and softy in the same character. I'm looking forward to the next book to see what crazy situations she gets into and how things work out with Carter.

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Funny complex mystery series!

Love these books. Very engaging and laugh out loud humor with witty memorable off beat characters that are addicting in their whackiness!

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Another hilarious Miss Fortune mystery

An arsonist is loose in Sinful, Louisiana, causing Swamp Team 3 to mobilize in order catch the criminal. In Jana DeLeon’s fourth novel in the Miss Fortune series, Fortune is just starting out on her highly anticipated “not-a-date” with Deputy Carter when he gets summoned back to town because of a house fire. Allie, Fortune’s only female friend her age, is left temporarily homeless by a deliberately-set fire. This gives Fortune the opportunity to host Allie in order to protect her from the arsonist and a creeper who has been coming around, whether he be the arsonist or someone else.

As usual, the trio of Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie gets into all sorts of wild adventures, often facing Carter’s ire for being civilians getting into professional law enforcement territory. A visit to Allie’s house leads to an encounter with her neighbor’s pet bobcat, “Shorty.” Fortune also makes a foray to the sordid Swamp Bar dressed as a hooker to get information, where she gets stuck in a wet t-shirt contest and wins the title of “Best Boobs,” finally racing away on Ida Belle’s motorcycle with Allie’s neighbor, Floyd, chasing them full of death threats. When Floyd, a man with a pet attack bobcat, ends up dead in Allie’s yard, with the heel of Fortune’s shoe left at the Swamp Bar used as a weapon, Carter has a difficult decision how to keep Fortune out of the case.

This book is another delightful addition to the Miss Fortune series that made me laugh out loud while listening to it while also enjoying a terrific mystery plot. I appreciated the irony of the fact that Floyd dies with the heel of Fortune’s shoe, considering that it was killing someone with another shoe that got Fortune sent to Sinful in the first place. I also liked the way that life in Sinful and making friends forces Fortune to begin to look into her own life and begin to wonder if it has the significance that she has assumed. She learns about true friendship, not just with Ida Belle and Gertie but also Allie and Carter. A further addition to the book is the most erotic kiss I’ve ever read, much more exciting and satisfying than any sex scene I’ve come across!

The book is especially fun to listen to on audio. Cassandra Campbell does a good job of performing this, and she seems very believable as Fortune, the narrator of the series.

I thoroughly loved listening to Swamp Team 3. Even though I have already listened to this book several times since I discovered the series a year ago, I have come nowhere close to tiring of Fortune’s adventures! Though I have plenty of new books on my list to read, when I’m low, it’s books like those in the Miss Fortune series that I turn to for both comfort and cheer. I give the book five stars!

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Funny and fast paced!

I love all of Jana DeLeon’s stories and this one is just as great. There were many times where I was laughing out loud and guessing until the end. My only complaint with the narrator is the lack of subject knowledge. I live in southern Louisiana and, while the accent wasn’t Cajun at all, the thing that bothered me the most was the pronunciations of Leger (think Lay-Jay) and Hebert (sounds like A-Bear).