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American Spy : a Cold War spy thriller like you've never read before by Lauren Wilkinson

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An intelligent and utterly original take on a Cold War espionage thriller, American Spy charts the path of a talented young black FBI agent, sent on a mission to spy and seduce a charismatic leader. 


A Barack Obama Summer Reading Pick

Shortlisted for the 2019 Centre for Fiction First Novel Prize

What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love?

It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War. Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant and talented, but she's also a black woman working in an all-white boys' club, and her career has stalled with routine paperwork - until she's recruited to 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.

In the year that follows, Marie will observe Thomas, 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, and a good American.


Number of pages: 304 
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 22 mm