By Jason Matthews
Within the culture of John le Carré, the bestselling, impossible-to-put-down, espionage mystery that's “a primer in twenty-first century spying” (The big apple instances publication Review), written with the insider aspect that just a veteran CIA operative might know—and shortlisted for an Edgar Award.
State intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to outlive within the forged iron forms of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted opposed to her will to develop into a “Sparrow,” a knowledgeable seductress within the carrier, Dominika is assigned to function opposed to Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA’s so much delicate penetration of Russian intelligence. the 2 younger intelligence officials, proficient of their respective undercover agent faculties, collide in a charged surroundings of tradecraft, deception, and, unavoidably, a forbidden spiral of carnal appeal that threatens their careers and the safety of America’s most precious mole in Moscow. looking revenge opposed to her soulless masters, Dominika starts a fateful double lifestyles, recruited through the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington; seek out a Russian unlawful buried deep within the US army and, opposed to all odds, to come back to Moscow because the new-generation penetration of Putin’s intelligence provider. Dominika and Nathaniel’s very unlikely love affair and twisted undercover agent video game come to a dangerous end within the surprising climax of this electrifying, up-to-the minute secret agent thriller.
Taking position in today’s Russia, nonetheless governed with an iron fist by way of major Minister Vladimir Putin, Red Sparrow monitors writer Jason Matthews’s insider wisdom of espionage, counter-espionage, surveillance tradecraft, recruiting spies, interrogation, and intelligence accumulating. As The Washington Post hails, this can be a “sublime and complicated debut…a high-quality novel as noteworthy for its stronger kind as for its gripping depiction of a secretive world.”