Spy fiction doesn’t get much more exciting than Lauren Wilkinson’s stunning debut novel, American Spy. Marie Mitchell is a young, black FBI officer struggling to fit into the ‘old boys club’ of 1980s US intelligence. She is, however, the perfect candidate for a new task force headed to Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in western Africa. Mitchell’s mission is to seduce and undermine President Thomas Sankara, a military leader with a Communist ideology. But Mitchell’s moral dilemma may prove to be her biggest enemy.
THE PRESIDENTIAL SPY