Washington D.C. in the summer of 1942: hot, muggy and filled with war workers, soldiers, spies and suspicion. OSS employee Louise Pearlie soon discovers there is nowhere in the crowded, dangerous city for her to hide from spies and their treachery. Louise's War author Sarah R. Shaber recreates the tense, humid summer so faithfully the reader will wish for air conditioning and a cold drink at the ready.
Fast-forward to 21st century: CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael is sent into the cold to serve her country as a sacrificial lamb in the agency’s war against terrorism. Frigid Eastern Europe is warm compared to the icy decisions Caroline’s bosses are prepared to make to win this war, and soon Caroline is faced with her own cold calculations to make if she wants to survive. Author and former CIA employee Francine Mathews’ book, The Cutout, first in a series, is a chilling glimpse into covert operations.
Two Women, two wars, and too many ways to die for one spy agency.