American Spy

American Spy

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/07/2020
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American Spy
A fresh take on the Cold War spy thriller
Lauren Wilkinson rewrites the rules of the Cold War spy thriller in this cool, confident debut which tells the story of black female FBI agent Marie. Marie... READ MORE
Bea Carvalho


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.

  • Publisher: Dialogue
  • ISBN: 9780349700984
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 210g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 22 mm

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American Spy
An interesting and refreshing take on the spy thriller
American Spy follows Marie, a black FBI agent who becomes involved in a CIA operation in Burkina Faso in the 1980s that turns out to be not what it seems. ... READ MORE
Dipika Mummery
American Spy
AMERICAN SPY by LAUREN WILKINSON Just when you thought that there could never be another original take, on the cold war, this book has proved there is. T... READ MORE
david norman
American Spy
A spy story with a difference...
A very enjoyable read !
American Spy
So I bought this book simply because it is a Barack Obama Summer Read.... no other reason. His quote on the book is: 'A whole lot more than just a spy thri... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
American Spy
Not the book for me
Sadly I did not enjoy this book, I did not like the style of writing, I found the story slow and a bit dull, plus there were quite a few mistakes in it the... READ MORE
Ron Dansey
American Spy
“A spy novel like no other” yes because most spies are better than this one. I was hoping for a gritty, feminist-charged novel from a while new perspecti... READ MORE
Alex Stead