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 The start of a major career! A gripping, highly commercial espionage thriller written with the delicious insider detail and up-to-the-minute insight, only known to a veteran CIA spook. In today’s Russia, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress in the service, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA’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. Seeking revenge against her soulless masters, Dominika begins a fatal double life, recruited by the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington; hunt down a Russian illegal buried deep in the U.S. military and, against all odds, to return to Moscow as the new-generation penetration of Putin’s intelligence service. Dominika and Nathaniel’s impossible love affair and twisted spy game come to a deadly conclusion in the shocking climax of this electrifying, up-to-the minute spy thriller.

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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

The start of a major career! A gripping, highly commercial espionage thriller written with the delicious insider detail and up-to-the-minute insight, only known to a veteran CIA spook.

In today’s Russia, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress in the service, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA’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.

Seeking revenge against her soulless masters, Dominika begins a fatal double life, recruited by the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington; hunt down a Russian illegal buried deep in the U.S. military and, against all odds, to return to Moscow as the new-generation penetration of Putin’s intelligence service. Dominika and Nathaniel’s impossible love affair and twisted spy game come to a deadly conclusion in the shocking climax of this electrifying, up-to-the minute spy thriller.

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