The Kremlin's Candidate (Red Sparrow #3)
|Series:||Red Sparrow Trilogy|
In the dazzling finale of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, Russian counterintelligence chief Dominika Egorova and her lover, CIA agent Nate Nash, must find a Russian agent about to be appointed to a high office in the US government before Dominika is exposed as a CIA asset. The lines of danger converge on the presidential palace on the Black Sea during a power weekend with Putin's inner circle.
Dominika Egorova, of the Russian Intelligence Service, is one of the most complex and compelling heroines to grace the espionage genre ... Matthews's scene-setting is superb, and he has a fine eye for telling details ... Palace of Treason shimmers with authenticity * New York Times * Taut, fast-paced and authentic. A great American spy novel * Charles Cumming * Sublime and sophisticated ... a fast-paced thriller ... as noteworthy for its superior style as for its gripping depiction of a secretive world * Washington Post * A primer in 21st-century spying... terrifically good * New York Times Book Review * The best espionage novel you've ever read * Huffington Post * There is much to relish, from its revival of the sexy spy (this time female) to its mischievous portrayal of Putin -- John Dugdale * The Sunday Times * As authentic a spy novel as you are ever apt to read, rendered in exciting prose by a master who helped craft the rules by which spying is conducted. A ten-cloak, ten-dagger read * Washington Times * Matthews is the insider's insider. He knows the secrets. And he is also a master storyteller -- Vince Flynn The world of a spy is unique and claustrophobic, but this bold tale captures its every nuance with expert precision. A tantalizing premise, and a heroine who's an alpha female, forge a solid piece of entertainment that does not disappoint * Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Patriot Threat * A sequel that's every bit as good as his debut . . . Authentic tradecraft, a complex plot that steadily builds tension, and credible heroes and villains on both sides make this a standout * Publishers Weekly * The tough and talented Egorova is a brilliant creation - her adventures make for a dazzling thrill-filled journey across the globe. Matthews spent 30 years as a CIA agent so this is the real deal. Thrilling, absorbing and brilliantly descriptive ... you won't fail to be won over * Sunday Mirror * Egorova could well turn out to be the greatest ever female character in spy fiction * The Sunday Times Magazine *
Jason Matthews is the real deal. As an Operations Officer in the CIA, his brief was simple: steal secrets from the opposition and protect his own. Over a thirty-three-year career, Matthews served in multiple overseas locations, specializing in denied-areas operations and national security. He conducted agent recruitment in key counter-proliferation regions, including the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, East Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. As a retired chief in various CIA stations, there are few people on the planet better positioned to write about the thrilling world of espionage, intelligence and counter-terrorism.