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The Resource American spy : a novel, Lauren Wilkinson

American spy : a novel, Lauren Wilkinson

Label
American spy : a novel
Title
American spy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Wilkinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." --Amazon
Summary
A Cold War FBI intelligence officer joins an undercover task force to seduce a revolutionary African Communist president she secretly admires and comes to love, in a debut novel inspired by true events
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10755054
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkinson, Lauren
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sankara, Thomas
  • Intelligence officers
  • African American women
  • Burkina Faso
Target audience
general
Label
American spy : a novel, Lauren Wilkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780812998955
Lccn
2018014537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033556922
Label
American spy : a novel, Lauren Wilkinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780812998955
Lccn
2018014537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033556922

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