Red Sparrow is now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!
The “exciting conclusion” (Entertainment Weekly) in the New York Times bestselling Red Sparrow Trilogy has Russian counterintelligence chief Dominika Egorova and her lover, CIA agent Nate Nash, on the hunt for a Russian agent working in the US government.
With a plot ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, Jason Matthews is “one of America’s most readable spy novelists” (The Washington Post Book World), and his high-powered, seductive third novel not only continues the dangerous entanglements of Dominika and Nate but reveals with chilling authenticity how Russian espionage can place agents in the most sensitive positions of power. The Kremlin’s Candidate opens with Russian president Vladimir Putin planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official with the intention of replacing him with a mole whom Russian intelligence has cultivated for more than fifteen years.
Catching wind of this plot, Dominika, Nate, and their CIA colleagues must unmask the traitor before he or she is able to reveal that Dominika has been spying for years on behalf of the CIA. Any leak, any misstep, will expose her as a CIA asset and result in a one-way trip to a Moscow execution cellar. Ultimately, the lines of danger converge on the spectacular billion-dollar presidential palace on the Black Sea during a power weekend with Putin’s inner circle. Does Nate sacrifice himself to save Dominika? Does Dominika forfeit herself to protect Nate? Do they go down together?
This dazzling finale to Jason Matthews’s New York Times bestselling Red Sparrow Trilogy “delivers a wallop on all fronts, from adrenaline-charged action to dark political intrigue to gripping emotional stakes…Readers will finish the book, but their memories of Matthews’s brilliant and fearless heroine will linger well past the final page” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). The Kremlin’s Candidate is “a stellar conclusion…racing to a heart-pounding and unexpected resolution” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
The next CIA director could well be U.S. admiral Audrey Rowland, a mole working for the Russians, in bestseller Matthews's stellar conclusion to his Red Sparrow trilogy. If selected, Rowland would learn the identity of Diva, the code name for Gen. Dominika Egorova, a spy for the Americans who has caught Vladimir Putin's eye and is on track to head the SVR, Russia's foreign intelligence service. The action shifts among such exotic locales as Istanbul, Khartoum, Hong Kong, and Putin's compound on the Black Sea, where CIA agent Nate Nash goes undercover on a daring mission to prevent Dominika's exposure. Dominika and Nate's romance, which has been smoldering since they parted ways at the end of 2015's Palace of Treason, creates complications. Meanwhile, back in the States, the CIA operation planners must contend with hostile politicians seeking to end the dirty, underhanded methods the agency uses against the country's enemies. Matthews, a 33-year CIA veteran, provides a chilling portrait of the cold-blooded Putin, while saying almost nothing about the fictional current and previous U.S. presidents, in a suspenseful thriller that races to a heart-pounding and unexpected resolution. The March release of the film version of the first in the series, Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is bound to give a boost.
Amazing spy craft drain a real CIA agent, great recipes and a trained sex operative from Russia!
I have grown up with Ian Fleming , moves on to John Le Carre but really enjoyed the depth of the characters and at least seeming reality of the dangers of espionage. The recipes are a light hearted break but also seem very authentic and are an ingenious touch.
Addictive nonstop read
I’ve just found the next Tom Clancy. The trilogy is non stop and unpredictable. The facts and technology blend well into a fantastic read. More,more,more,!!
The Kremlin’s Candidate
Abrupt, dismal ending. All but last 10 pages 4 stars, last 10 pages 0 stars, it sucked, was rushed an inconsistent to the narrative of the trilogy. It’s almost as if Jason went to the bathroom and his 9 year old son wrote the end.