Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!
From the New York Times bestselling author and veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews comes the electrifying modern spy thriller Red Sparrow.
In contemporary Russia, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova has been drafted to become a “Sparrow”—a spy trained in the art of seduction to elicit 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A 33-year CIA vet, Jason Matthews knows the cloak-and-dagger life inside and out—so the original Red Sparrow is filled with real-world details that didn't make it into the Jennifer Lawrence movie. Actor Jeremy Bobb narrates this gritty audiobook, about Russian ballerina Dominika, who reluctantly trains to be a state-sanctioned seductress and engages in a dangerous dance with her CIA handler Nate. While Matthews' intimate grasp of espionage mechanics is fascinating, his characters are the real draw; the evolving relationship between Dominika and Nate kept us glued to our earphones, as lives and governments hinge on the couple's tightrope walk.