By Lauren Wilkinson
"While i cannot clarify why dying is irreversible, i will clarify why your father died. i will clarify who he fairly was once and what he intended to me. i am writing all of it down right here simply in case i am not round to inform you."
It's 1986, the center of the chilly battle, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's very good and proficient, yet she's additionally a black lady operating in an all-white boys' membership, and her profession has stalled with regimen paperwork--until she's recruited to a shadowy job strength aimed toward undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic, progressive president of Burkina Faso, whose Communist ideology has made him a goal for American intervention.
In the yr that follows, Marie will discover Thomas, seduce him, and eventually, have a hand within the coup that may convey him down. yet doing so will swap every little thing she believes approximately what it capacity to be a undercover agent, a lover, and a superb American.
Inspired through real events--Thomas Sankara is named "Africa's Che Guevara," yet his tale isn't really widely recognized within the United States--this novel has a sweeping old atmosphere with a captivating espionage mystery at its center, and introduces a strong new literary voice.
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