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The Resource American spy, Lauren Wilkinson

American spy, Lauren Wilkinson

Label
American spy
Title
American spy
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 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. Inspired by true events - Thomas Sankara is known as 'Africa's Che Guevara', but his story is not widely known across the world - this novel is sweeping historical fiction with an enthralling espionage thriller at its core, and introduces a powerful new literary voice
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755054
Cataloging source
WWBK
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
  • Espionage
  • African American women
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burkina Faso
Target audience
adult
Label
American spy, 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
Control code
000065135684
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780349700991
Lccn
be2019009652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090089891
Label
American spy, 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
Control code
000065135684
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780349700991
Lccn
be2019009652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090089891

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