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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).

Mysteries & Thrillers
February 13

Customer Reviews

Dug e dug ,

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,!!

Anords ,

Kremlins Candidate

Loved it. Very compelling, despite some over-the-top moments. Like the first two books of the trilogy, the characters sometimes sound like they’re in Casablanca. Regardless, the plot is great, as are the meticulous details of modern spy-craft, which manage not to bog the story down. Here’s hoping for at least one more book!

shefguy ,

Not up to the first two

After two books that detail the strength, smarts, and skill of Dominika, for some strange reason the author decides to treat her exactly like the schlubs she has been fighting up til now. In this book, she is the “busty ballerina” instead of the courageous hero. And there are more pathetic double entendres per page than in a middle school locker room. Did Matthew’s wife write the first two books of the trilogy while he wrote the last?

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