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Louise's Gamble

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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.
It’s 1942 in Washington, DC. Louise Pearlie is now a chief file clerk at the legendary Office of Strategic Services, 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 . . .
“Shaber brews a delightful mix of feminine wiles and real-life history that will keep readers turning the pages.” —Publishers Weekly
“Shaber has created a wonderful cast of characters . . . A wonderfully entertaining read.” —Historical Novel Society

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