American Spy: a Cold War spy thriller like you’ve never read before

Lauren Wilkinson

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Brown Book Group, Little

Published: 16th Jul '20


A black female spy goes undercover in Cold War-era Africa in this acclaimed thriller about race, loyalty, espionage and love, inspired by true events. Chosen as a ‘book of the year’ by Daily Telegraph, The Times, Time magazine, Sunday Times Crime Club and the Guardian.

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SKU: 9780349700984



A BARACK OBAMA SUMMER READING PICKSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 CENTRE FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN’A whole lot more than just a spy thriller, wrapping together the ties of family, of love and of country’ BARACK OBAMA’There has never been anything like it’ MARLON JAMES (GQ)’A compelling read’ MAIL ON SUNDAY’Brilliant Cold War spy thriller. A gripping tale and an unusual take on the spy genre told from an intriguing perspective’ HWA DEBUT CROWN JUDGES’Pacy and very exciting’ DAILY TELEGRAPH__________________________________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.’A stunning book’ PAUL BEATTY’Intelligent and propulsive’ GUARDIAN ‘A spy thriller like you’ve never read before’ TIME

Additional information

Weight 0.21 kg
Dimensions 22 × 126 × 196 mm
Page Count 304