American Spy

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.83 hours)
Product Number: Z100139761
Released: Feb 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525631422
Narrator/s: Bahni Turpin
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"American Spy updates the espionage thriller with blazing originality."-Entertainment Weekly "Gutsy...?hallenging boundaries is what brave fiction does."-The New York Times "So much fun...?ike the best of John le Carre, it's extremely tough to put down."-NPR A BOOK OF THE MONTH PICK BY The Guardian Refinery29 Well-Read Black Girl NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY Lit Hub HuffPost Essence Southern Living Bustle CrimeReads What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant, but she's also a young black woman working in an old boys' club. Her career has stalled out, she's overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she's given the opportunity to join 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, she says yes. Yes, even though she secretly admires the work Sankara is doing for his country. Yes, even though she is still grieving the mysterious death of her sister, whose example led Marie to this career path in the first place. Yes, even though a furious part of her suspects she's being offered the job because of her appearance and not her talent. In the year that follows, Marie will observe Sankara, 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, a sister, and a good American. Inspired by true events-Thomas Sankara is known as "Africa's Che Guevara"-American Spy knits together a gripping spy thriller, a heartbreaking family drama, and a passionate romance. This is a face of the Cold War you've never seen before, and it introduces a powerful new literary voice. Praise for American Spy "Echoing the stoic cynicism of Hurston and Ellison, and the verve of Conan Doyle, American Spy lays our complicities-political, racial, and sexual-bare. Packed with unforgettable characters, it's a stunning book, timely as it is timeless."-Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prizewinning author of The Sellout

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
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780812998962

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