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American spy : a novel

Author: Lauren Wilkinson
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018] ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Marie Mitchell, a Cold War FBI intelligence officer, joins an undercover task force to undermine Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary Communist president of Burkina Faso, who she secretly admires and comes to love, in a novel inspired by true events. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Thomas Sankara; Thomas Sankara
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780812998955 0812998952
OCLC Number: 1088587049
Description: 292 pages ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Lauren Wilkinson.

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Marie Mitchell, a Cold War FBI intelligence officer, joins an undercover task force to undermine Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary Communist president of Burkina Faso, who she secretly admires and comes to love, in a novel inspired by true events. 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.

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