Palace of Treason (Red Sparrow #2)
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The thrilling sequel to Red Sparrow--CIA insider Jason Matthews's compulsively readable New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner--featuring Russian spy Dominika Egorova and CIA agent Nate Nash "shimmers with authenticity. The villains are richly drawn...the scenes of them on the job are beyond chilling" (The New York Times Book Review).
Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service despises the oligarchs, crooks, and thugs of Putin's Russia--but what no one knows is that she is also working for the CIA. Her "sparrow" training in the art of sexual espionage further complicates the mortal risks she must take, as does her love for her handler Nate Nash--a shared lust that is as dangerous as treason.
As Dominika expertly dodges exposure, she deals with a murderously psychotic boss, survives an Iranian assassination attempt and attempts to rescue an arrested double agent--and thwart Putin's threatening flirtations. A grand, wildly entertaining ride through the steel-trap mind of a CIA insider, Palace of Treason is a story "as suspenseful and cinematic as the best spy movies" (The Philadelphia Inquirer)--one that feels fresh and so possible, in fact, that it's doubtful this novel can ever be published in Russia.
Jason Matthews is the real deal. As an Operations Officer in the CIA, his brief was simple: steal secrets from the opposition and protect his own. Over a thirty-three-year career, Matthews served in multiple overseas locations, specializing in denied-areas operations and national security. He conducted agent recruitment in key counter-proliferation regions including the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, East Asian, the Middle East and the Caribbean. As a retired Chief in various CIA Stations, there are few people on the planet better positioned to write about the thrilling the world of espionage, intelligence and counter-terrorism. Jason lives in Southern California with his wife Suzanne, who is also a thirty-three-year veteran of the CIA, having served as an Operations Officer in the Directorate of Operations. He is currently working on his next novel.