Red Sparrow: A Novel

By Jason Matthews
Read by Jeremy Bobb

The Red Sparrow Trilogy: Book 1

17.92 Hours 06/04/2013 unabridged
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Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton! From veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews, the electrifying, New York Times bestselling 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.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2014 Barry Award

Winner of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel

A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice

A USA Today bestseller

A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best First Novel

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

An Indie Next List selection

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!

From veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews, the electrifying, New York Times bestselling 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Jeremy Bobb gives a sparkling, no-nonsense performance…Bobb’s crisp narration speeds listeners through this complicated story, maintaining interest even though Nate and Dominika don’t meet until a third of the story has unfolded.” AudioFile
“High-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger, sex, double agents, and double crosses. What more can any reader want?” Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Thrilling…[Matthews] is a masterful storyteller.” Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling
“I have not read a more exciting, gripping novel in a long time.” Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author
“All the trade-craft and cat-and-mouse tension of a classic spy thriller—a terrific read.” Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author
“Matthews’ exceptional first novel will please fans of classic spy fiction.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Readers of bloodthirsty spy and suspense will welcome this debut from a writer who supersizes his spies.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Matthews’ first novel, a globe-trotting spy thriller, features enough action to satisfy even the most demanding of adrenaline junkies.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Jason Matthews

Jason Matthews is a retired officer of the CIA’s Operations Directorate. Over a thirty-three-year career, he served in multiple overseas locations and engaged in clandestine collection of national security intelli­gence, specializing in denied-area operations. He conducted recruitment operations against Soviet–East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean targets. As chief in various CIA stations, he collaborated with foreign partners in counterproliferation and counterterrorism operations.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 17.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English