Has the Swamp Team 3 finally met their match? Fortune finds herself pitted against a deadly adversary, Alex Ripley, a former military assassin and undefeated professional boxer, turned killer-for-hire. Gertie stumbles on a dead body and a rare bird, thought to be extinct. When fellow investigator Brennan Noble ties those two events together he joins forces with Swamp Team 3. They spring into action and uncover an evil conspiracy. Their investigation triggers a dangerous game of cat and mouse between Fortune and Ripley, Fortune’s most formidable opponent yet. As the investigation zeroes in on the killer, Fortune and Ripley square off . . . and it’s a battle for the ages. What readers are saying about An Act of MisfortuneKindle Customer5.0 out of 5 stars Good bookReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2023Verified PurchaseThis is the first Fortune book I’ve read that wasn’t Janice Deleon written. I’m surprised it was so good. You can tell the difference but still enjoyable reading.5.0 out of 5 stars An act of misfortuneReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2023Verified PurchaseWhat a very enjoyable, fun mystery ! You make Fortune and her awesome ! I thank Jana DeLeon for you and others to continue Fortune Stories ! I hope there is another Misfortune mystery real soon!Fun book!!Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2022Verified PurchaseI really enjoyed this book!It’ll make you laugh out loud.I found myself absorbed in the characters, and I absolutely loved Brennan!Thank you Stephen.Keep them coming!☺Love Books5.0 out of 5 stars what a story!Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2023Verified PurchaseI read the story a couple of times so I wouldn’t miss the comedy and snarky dialogue between the characters. Read the fabulous beginning to the book a couple times like I did. It’s hilarious!Caitlin5.0 out of 5 stars A fun readReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2023The first thing about this book that stood out to me was the humor. While the suspense/mystery aspect was the main theme of the book, the humor was a nice touch. The story line was creative and kept me engaged. I found it to be one of those books that I wanted to keep reading to find out what happens next.L. Mejia5.0 out of 5 stars Totally worth the read!Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2023What fun this was to read! I felt as if I was along with each of the characters and joining in with them on the adventure. I so look forward to reading more from this author. What a great find! This was so much fun to read! Totally worth the read! Glad I stumbled upon this book.Rochelle L. Tobias5.0 out of 5 stars Well writtenReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2023Verified PurchaseThis book is engaging. The characters are easy to follow. Great combination of mystery and humor. Miss Fortune series fans will enjoy this book.Stephanie5.0 out of 5 stars an act of misfortune hits all the buttonsReviewed in the United States on Febrrtune relies on her friends to solve another murder series.uary 15, 2023Verified PurchaseAn act of misfortune hits all the buttons. There’s plenty of action, lots of humor and slick investigative work, all of which utilize strong female leads with a humorous side story. Fun and entertaining.
About Stephen John
Steve is a retired business executive and freelance sports journalist. He loves to write cozy mysteries, though his first book was non-fiction. Steve interviewed thirty of the top poker players in the world for Phil Hellmuth’s book, Deal Me In. He has also written a Dane Maddock novel with David Wood (Devil’s Face) and Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines novel called Unspoken. Steve lives in Seattle and enjoys spending time with his wife of 46 years, his two children and his two grandchildren. He can often be found playing classic rock on his acoustic guitar.