American Spy

Written By Lauren Wilkinson
American Spy
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 12 February 2019
  • ISBN : 0812998960
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 20 reviews
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Read or download book entitled American Spy written by Lauren Wilkinson which was release on 12 February 2019, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “American Spy updates the espionage thriller with blazing originality.”—Entertainment Weekly “There has never been anything like it.”—Marlon James, GQ “So much fun . . . Like the best of John le Carré, it’s extremely tough to put down.”—NPR NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • Esquire • BuzzFeed • Vulture • Real Simple • Good Housekeeping • The New York Public Library What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? 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. Inspired by true events—Thomas Sankara is known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”—American Spy knits together a gripping spy thriller, a heartbreaking family drama, and a passionate romance. This is a face of the Cold War you’ve never seen before, and it introduces a powerful new literary voice. NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD • Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize “Spy fiction plus allegory, and a splash of pan-Africanism. What could go wrong? As it happens, very little. Clever, bracing, darkly funny, and really, really good.”—Ta-Nehisi Coates “Inspired by real events, this espionage thriller ticks all the right boxes, delivering a sexually charged interrogation of both politics and race.”—Esquire “Echoing the stoic cynicism of Hurston and Ellison, and the verve of Conan Doyle, American Spy lays our complicities—political, racial, and sexual—bare. Packed with unforgettable characters, it’s a stunning book, timely as it is timeless.”—Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prizewinning author of The Sellout

American Spy

American Spy
  • Author : Lauren Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0812998960
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Summary : “American Spy updates the espionage thriller with blazing originality.”—Entertainment Weekly “There has never been anything like it.”—Marlon James, GQ “So much fun . . . Like the best of John le Carré, it’s extremely tough to put down.”—NPR NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ...

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American Spy
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-20
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0812998960
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0812998960
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Summary : In Olen Steinhauer's bestseller The Tourist, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver uncovered a conspiracy linking the Chinese government to the highest reaches of the American intelligence community, including his own Department of Tourism---the most clandestine department in the Company. The shocking blowback arrived in the Hammett Award--winning The Nearest Exit ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0812998960
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Summary : A BARACK OBAMA SUMMER READING 2019 PICK SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 CENTRE FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE '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' ...

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Summary : In late 2013, Americans were shocked to learn that a former FBI agent turned private investigator who disappeared in Iran in 2007 was there on a mission for the CIA. The missing man, Robert Levinson, appeared in pictures dressed like a Guantánamo prisoner and pleaded in a video for help from ...

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  • Publisher : Hurst & Company Limited
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  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
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Summary : A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best ...

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-02-26
  • Total pages : 352
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
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Summary : Traces the history of American espionage since the War of Independence and discusses the current uproar over the C.I.A.'s covert operations in an historical context...

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-11-26
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0812998960
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Summary : The remarkable story of the last American spy of the Cold War: Aldrich “Rick” Ames, the most destructive traitor in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency Tim Weiner, David Johnston, and Neil A. Lewis, reporters for The New York Times, tell how the barons of the CIA could not ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
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Summary : For anyone that has ever wondered what the life of an American deep-cover international spy is like, this book will quench your appetite. Author James A. Everett shares his story of recruitment and training by the CIA, and his eventual untimely dismissal. This autobiographical work takes the reader from Everett's ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0812998960
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  • Publisher : Signet Book
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 375
  • ISBN : 0812998960
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Summary : While on assignment in London, New York war correspondent Jane Todd teams up with Major Lucas Dundee to investigate the murder of an American officer, a case that leads them to the Scottish highlands where they uncover a Nazi plot to take over Britain. Original....

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  • Release Date : 2018-01-13
  • Total pages : 227
  • ISBN : 0812998960
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Summary : An Iowa boy away at college, Verne Lyon was recruited by the CIA to spy on college professors and fellow students as part of Operation CHAOS, a massive surveillance program at the height of the Vietnam War. Framed by his handlers for an airport bombing, he was later sent to ...