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Speakeasy - by Alisa Smith (Hardcover)

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A WALTER SCOTT PRIZE ACADEMY RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2018!In this literate and action-packed historical thriller, set during World War II, a plucky code-breaker fights to keep a deadly secret as her Bonnie-and-Clyde past threatens to catch up with her.

Thirty-year-old Lena Stillman is living a perfectly respectable life when a shocking newspaper headline calls up her past: it concerns her former lover, charismatic bank robber Bill Bagley. A romantic and charming figure, Lena had tried to forget him by resuming her linguistic studies, which led to her recruitment as a Navy code-breaker intercepting Japanese messages during World War II.

But can Lena keep her own secrets? Threatening notes and the appearance of an old diary that recalls her gangster days are poised to upset her new life.

Whom can she really trust? Is there a spy among the code-breakers? And who is it that wants her dead?

“Alisa Smith’s novel Speakeasy, set in the thirties and forties, is written with great authority. A wonderful read, and very convincing.” —Richard Bausch, author of Something Is Out There and Peace

Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Alisa Smith
Language: English
Street Date: April 10, 2018
TCIN: 53324877
UPC: 9781250079558
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-5499
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