American Spy

American Spy

A Novel

Book - 2018
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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
Published: New York :, Random House,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780812998955
Branch Call Number: F WIL
Characteristics: 292 pages ;,25 cm


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May 20, 2019

Excellent book! Unexpected and very well drawn out characters.

May 19, 2019

Lauren's writing would be entertaining if her plot were better. It's boring and a little confusing. I think she means to build suspense. I really wanted to like it because I haven't seen another book like it. I am happy she made the attempt but I got to p 175 and I am throwing in the towel.


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