Louise's Chance by Sarah R. Shaber
A 1940s spy thriller set in wartime Washington (A Louise Pearlie Mystery)

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...once again takes the smart and independent heroine into one of the lesser-known arenas of the war. Solid characterizations and a faithful re-creation of wartime life more than make up for the leisurely pace.
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1940s, Washington DC. Government girl Louise gets her big chance, when she is tasked with recruiting German POWs for a secret mission inside Nazi Germany

Government girl Louise Pearlie has a new job inside the OSS – the Office of Strategic Services: recruiting German prisoners-of-war for a secret mission inside Nazi Germany. It’s a big chance for her, and Louise hopes she can finally escape her filing and typing duties. With the job comes two new colleagues: Alice Osborne, a propaganda expert, and Merle Ellison, a forger from Texas who just happens to speak fluent German.

But when the three arrive at Fort Meade camp, to interview the first German POWs to arrive there, their mission is beset by complications. Only one of the prisoners speaks English, the army officer in charge of the camp is an alcoholic and two prisoners disappeared on the ship bringing the Germans to the states. Were their deaths suicide? Officially, yes. But Louise can’t help but have her doubts . . .
 

About Sarah R. Shaber

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Sarah R. Shaber is the author of five previous mysteries in the popular 'Simon Shaw' series. The first won the St. Martin's Malice Domestic Contest for Best First Traditional Mystery. Sarah lives in North Carolina with her husband and children.
 
Published December 20, 2015 by Severn House Digital. 192 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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on Oct 19 2015

...once again takes the smart and independent heroine into one of the lesser-known arenas of the war. Solid characterizations and a faithful re-creation of wartime life more than make up for the leisurely pace.

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