Red Sparrow

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Thorndike Press, 2013 - Fiction - 773 pages
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In today's Russia, intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet bureaucracy. Ordered to become a "Sparrow," a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to Nathaniel Nash, who handles the CIA's most important Russian mole. The two operatives collide in a duel of spycraft, deception, and, inevitably, forbidden passion that threatens not only their lives but the security of America's most valuable Russian spy.

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User Review  - ericlee - LibraryThing

Jason Matthews writes with such authority about the CIA that I kept thinking as I read this book -- he's either got a great imagination, or he was a player. It turns out to be the latter. A retired ... Read full review

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User Review  - aadyer - LibraryThing

A really good spy thriller with ambiguity & interesting characters. More accessible than Le Carre & as fun as Fleming with more emotional depth if you like espionage you’ll love this. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Jason Matthews is an American author, speaker, and publishing coach. He was born in 1951 and is based in California. He retired from the CIA after serving for over thirty-three years, working in the CIA's Operations Directorate. He is the author of the political thriller series, Red Sparrow Trilogy which includes the books Red Sparrow, Palace of Treason, and The Kremlin's Candidate. He also wrote a short story that is included in the book, Cipher Sisters. He won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author for Red Sparrow. In March 2018, the feature film of Red Sparrow will be released.

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