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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Matthews Narrator: Jeremy Bobb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2013 ISBN: 9781442361676
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In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the agency’s most important Russian mole.

Spies have long relied on the “honey trap,” whereby vulnerable men and women are intimately compromised. Dominika learns these techniques of “sexpionage” in Russia’s secret “sparrow school,” hidden outside of Moscow. As the action careens between Russia, Finland, Greece, Italy, and the United States, Dominika and Nate soon collide in a duel of wills, tradecraft, and, inevitably, forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but those of others as well. As secret allegiances are made and broken, Dominika and Nate’s game reaches a deadly crossroads. Soon one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.

Page by page, veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews’ Red Sparrow delights and terrifies and fascinates, all while delivering an unforgettable cast, from a sadistic Spetsnaz “mechanic” who carries out Putin’s murderous schemes to the weary CIA station chief who resists Washington “cake-eaters” to Marble, the priceless Russian mole. Packed with insider detail and written with brio, this tour de force brims with Matthews’ life experience, including his knowledge of espionage, counterintelligence, surveillance tradecraft, spy recruitment, cyber-warfare, the Russian use of “spy dust,” and covert communications. 

Brilliantly composed and elegantly constructed, Red Sparrow is a masterful spy tale lifted from the dossiers of intelligence agencies on both sides of the Atlantic. Authentic, tense, and entertaining, this novel introduces Jason Matthews as a major new American talent.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thrilling…[Jason Matthews] is a masterful storyteller.”

    Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Kill Shot

  • “High-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger, sex, double agents, and double crosses. What more can any reader want?”

    Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of The Panther

  • “I have not read a more exciting, gripping novel in a long time.”

    Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers

  • “All the trade-craft and cat-and-mouse tension of a classic spy thriller— a terrific read.”

    Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author of Istanbul Passage

  • “Matthews’ exceptional first novel will please fans of classic spy fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Readers of bloodthirsty spy and suspense will welcome this debut from a writer who supersizes his spies.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Matthews’ first novel, a globe-trotting spy thriller, features enough action to satisfy even the most demanding of adrenaline junkies.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the June 2013 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the 2014 Barry Award
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