Friday, May 24, 2019
American Spy. Protagonist Marie Mitchell has always wanted to be an intelligence officer. As a black woman working at the FBI, she isn’t often picked for the exciting work. When approached with the chance to play a role in bringing down the communist president of Burkina Faso, Marie is all in. Wilkinson structures all the motivation in the novel as family-based. Marie narrates her life as an agent as a personal story with her two sons as the intended future audience. She is also working under the shadow of her late sister, whom she admired greatly. The prose is finely written and readers who enjoy literary fiction with well-developed characters and an interesting plot are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase American Spy from amazon.com.