Soon to be 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.
What better author of spy novels than someone who worked for the CIA. Such is the career of American author, Jason Matthews, who is a retired officer of the CIA's Operations Directorate. He served in many overseas locations, engaging in clandestine operations from which he would collect national security intelligence. He retired after serving for over thirty years.
Matthews lives in California, where he authored the award winning Red Sparrow Trilogy which includes Red Sparrow, Palace of Treason, and The Kremlin's Candidate. In March 2018, Red Sparrow was released as a feature film.