American Spy

A Novel
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Product Number: Z100139761
Released: Feb 12, 2019
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ISBN: #9780525631422
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A black female spy goes undercover in Cold War-era Africa in this electrifying debut novel of race, loyalty, espionage, and love, inspired by true events. "While I can't explain why death is irreversible, I can explain why your father died. I can explain who he really was and what he meant to me. I'm writing it all down here just in case I'm not around to tell you." It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant and talented, but she's also a black woman working in an all-white boys' club, and her career has stalled with routine paperwork--until she's recruited to a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic, revolutionary president of Burkina Faso, whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention. In the year that follows, Marie will observe Thomas, seduce him, and ultimately, have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, and a good American. Inspired by true events--Thomas Sankara is known as "Africa's Che Guevara," but his story is not widely known in the United States--this novel has a sweeping historical setting with an enthralling espionage thriller at its core, and introduces a powerful new literary voice.

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Author(s): Lauren Wilkinson
Original Publish Date: Feb 12, 2019

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Author(s): Lauren Wilkinson
Product Number EB00726551
Released: Feb 12, 2019
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Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780812998962

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