American spy : a novel
American spy : a novel

Wilkinson, Lauren, 1984- author.


1st ed.

Physical Description
292 pages ; 25 cm.

Personal Subject
Sankara, Thomas-Fiction.

Subject Term
Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Women spies -- Fiction.
African American women -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Burkina Faso -- History -- Coup d'état, 1987 -- Fiction.

Spy stories.
Historical fiction.

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. --

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