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  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

One of the best espionage novels in recent memory, Red Sparrow is long on tradecraft and realistic details and short on unlikely nonsense, for the most part. The writing is sharp, the characters and ... Read full review

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User Review  - flashflood42 - LibraryThing

A stunning thriller, first of a trilogy although the third will not be out until January 2018--perhaps because political life in the US is getting too close to the fictional life that Jason Matthews ... 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.

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