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American spy : a novel

Author: Lauren Wilkinson
Publisher: New York : Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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1986, the heart of the Cold War. A young black woman working in an old boys' club, Marie Mitchell's FBI career has stalled out and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. Given the opportunity to join a 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. In the year that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Spy fiction
Named Person: Thomas Sankara
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780812998955 0812998952
OCLC Number: 1089191901
Description: 292 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Lauren Wilkinson.

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1986, the heart of the Cold War. A young black woman working in an old boys' club, Marie Mitchell's FBI career has stalled out and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. Given the opportunity to join a 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. In the year that follows Marie observes Sankara, seduces him-- and has 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. -- adapted from jacket.

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