Louise's War by Sarah Shaber

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The first in a new series from the author of the 'Simon Shaw' books - 1942. Louise Pearlie, a young widow, has come to Washington DC to work as a clerk for the legendary OSS, the precursor to the CIA. When, while filing, she discovers a document concerning the husband of a college friend, Rachel Bloch, - a young French Jewish woman she is desperately worried about - Louise realizes she may be able to help get Rachel out of Vichy France. But then a colleague whose help Louise has enlisted is murdered, and she realizes she is on her own, unable to trust anyone . . .
 

About Sarah 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, 2011 by Severn House Digital. 208 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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

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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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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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Historical Novel Society

Louise comes across a document indicating that Rachel’s husband, a geologist, is trying to trade his expertise for visas to the U.S. for himself, Rachel, and their son.

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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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