In the grand spy-tale tradition of John le Carré comes this shocking thriller written with insider detail known only to a veteran CIA officer.
Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!
From veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews, the electrifying,
New York Times bestselling modern spy thriller,
In contemporary Russia, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova has been drafted to become a "Sparrow"--a spy trained in the art of seduction to siphon out information from their marks. She's been assigned to Nathaniel Nash, a CIA officer who handles the organization's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.
For fans of John le Carré and Ian Fleming and featuring "high-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger, sex, double agents, and double crosses" (Nelson DeMille),
Red Sparrow is a timely and electrifying thriller that is impossible to put down.
“If you have found that good spy novels are few and far between since the end of the cold war, your quest is over. Matthews, himself retired from the CIA, tells a great tale of espionage in the Putin era, with strong characters and plot twists that will leave you wanting even more - which the author then gives you in the form of story-related recipes at the end of each chapter!Highly recommended!”
-Rita Moran, Apple Valley Books, Winthrop, ME
About the AuthorView
Jason Matthews is a retired officer of the CIA s Operations Directorate. Over a thirty-three-year career he served in multiple overseas locations and engaged in clandestine collection of national security intelligence, specializing in denied-area operations. Matthews conducted recruitment operations against Soviet East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean targets. As Chief in various CIA Stations, he collaborated with foreign partners in counterproliferation and counterterrorism operations. He lives in Southern California.