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Marie Mitchell, an intelligence officer with the FBI, is recruited to work for an organization she believes is the CIA to undermine the charismatic revolutionary leader of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara. All is not as it appears, and Marie's journey is as much about her own soul-searching as it is about her assignment. The story is unique because it places an African American woman at the center of a story of political espionage during the Cold War. It’s also based on real world events that took place in Burkina Faso. A literary thriller, a spy novel, a family drama, a romance, and more. This book was on President Obama’s summer reading list. It should appeal to a broad range of readers.
It�s 1986. FBI agent Marie Mitchell is a young black woman in an old boys� club whose career has stalled. So given the opportunity, she joins a task force to undermine the revolutionary president of Burkina Faso. This is a face of the Cold War you�ve never seen, from a powerful new literary voice.