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Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
  

Red Sparrow

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A young American spy plays a dangerous game of chess on the international field of play alongside a beautiful, but damaged Russian female counterpart, as both sides of the fence manipulate each other to devastating effect. A debut thriller that plausibly resurrects the Cold War in the age of Putin, from a writer with an intelligence background. Gripping stuff.

If you like Jason Matthews you might also like to read books by Charles Cumming, William Boyd and Martin Cruz Smith.

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Synopsis

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

A Russian honey trap agent targets a young CIA operative to uncover a senior-ranking mole at the heart of the Russian Intelligence service.

Dominika Egorov, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin's Russia, the country she loved, and spat out as the twists and turns of betrayal and counter-betrayal unravel. American Nate Nash, idealistic and ambitious, handles the double agent, codenamed MARBLE, considered one of CIA's biggest assets. He needs to keep his identity secret for as long as the mole can keep supplying golden information. Will Dominika be able to unmask MARBLE, or will the mission see her faith destroyed in the country she has always passionately defended?

About the Author

Jason Matthews

Jason Matthews retired after 33 years in the CIA's Directorate of Operations as a clandestine operations officer and senior manager. Matthews lives with his wife Suzanne, herself a retired 34-year veteran of the CIA, in Rancho Mirage, California.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2013

Author

Jason Matthews

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
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ISBN

9781471112584

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