Louise's Gamble by Sarah R. Shaber
(Louise Pearlie)

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Young widow Louise Pearlie becomes embroiled in a perilous game of mafia bosses, Nazi spies and banished royalty in this wartime novel of suspense - 1942, Washington DC. Young widow Louise Pearlie is now a chief file clerk at the legendary OSS, the precursor to the CIA, and enjoying being an independent, working woman despite wartime privations. But a casual friendship struck up with Alessa di Luca, a secretive war refugee, sucks Louise into a dangerous game of mafia bosses, Nazi spies, banished royalty and Sicilian aristocracy – placing not only her job, but her life, in jeopardy . . .
 

About Sarah R. Shaber

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Sarah R. Shaber lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she works in advertising and public relations. She is the winner of the 7th Annual St. Martin's Malice Domestic contest for the Best First Traditional Mystery.
 
Published December 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 192 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Louise, who was best friends with Rachel Bloch at college, is desperate to save her from the Reich’s clutches.

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Given a crash course at The Farm, Louise learns defensive maneuvers, is given a Schrade pocketknife and a cover story, and is giddy with the thrill of it all until Alessa commits suicide before she can deliver the name of the spy who’s been working the waterfront and giving the Nazis vital shippi...

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Set in Washington, D.C., in 1942, Shaber's auspicious first in a new suspense series introduces Louise Pearlie, a young widow from North Carolina who works as a clerk for the newly formed OSS.

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In Shaber’s winning second WWII-era novel of suspense (after 2011’s Louise’s War), 30-year-old widow Louise Pearlie, who clerks for the OSS in Washington, D.C., befriends Alessa di Luca, “a penniless female refugee” she meets at her knitting circle.

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Alessa di Luca tells Louise she’s a refugee from Sicily with information to pass on to Louise’s boss.

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