Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Red Sparrow

By Jason Matthews

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 616 Ratings
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Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!

In the tradition of John le Carré, the bestselling, impossible-to-put-down, espionage thriller that is “a primer in twenty-first century spying” (The New York Times Book Review), written with the insider detail that only a veteran CIA operative could know—and shortlisted for an Edgar Award.

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 most valuable mole in Moscow. Seeking revenge against her soulless masters, Dominika begins a fateful double life, recruited by the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington; hunt down a Russian illegal buried deep in the US 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.

Taking place in today’s Russia, still ruled with an iron fist by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Red Sparrow displays author Jason Matthews’s insider knowledge of espionage, counter-espionage, surveillance tradecraft, recruiting spies, interrogation, and intelligence gathering. As The Washington Post hails, this is a “sublime and sophisticated debut…a first-rate novel as noteworthy for its superior style as for its gripping depiction of a secretive world.”


  • Red Sparrow

    By Artymusician
    Outstanding book!!! I loved this book, and really enjoyed the additional touch of recipes that brought me back to reality after an exciting and sometimes brutally scary event in the book. I also loved the politics that helped me understand the really tough and difficult lives of spies. DIVA is an awesome protagonist, who must also have a brilliant purple aura herself!
  • first i get to know this book is because of jennifer lawrence

    By henrycupcake .3.
    Wow, this is SO detailed and amazing. If you love books about spycraft and CIA work, you will appreciate the complexity and detail of Jason Matthews’ RED SPARROW, which is told from the pov of Dominica, a Russian girl who is trained as a “sparrow” or Russian intelligence officer who will spy and run honey pot operations, seducing her targets and gathering information, and Nate, a CIA officer who had been in Moscow managing informants until one day he is nearly caught and his cover is blown. She is sent to extract information from him. He is told to develop her as an agent. But are real feelings starting to form? This is just a really cool book, especially if you ever loved the TV show “The Americans” and questions of real or not real. Long, complex, and with an interesting array of emotions that keep you invested in seeing what comes next. And I just loved Dominica and Nate! So many twists and turns as this winds its way towards the end. Definitely reading the next book in the series!
  • Loved it

    By Timmy2x's
    Just looking for a good novel & came across Red Sparrow. Reviews were positive so downloaded to my ipad, next thing I know I couldn't put it down, Great story & characters. Can't wait to get into Palace of Treason. Thank you Mr. Mattews & thanks for your 33 years of service.
  • Awesome! Four and a half stars!

    By Deacon Dukes
    Have already red the sequel, which is even better. Great writing, great insight, great plot, great characters, great style! All of this in a genre that has, of late, become mediocre at best. A breath of fresh air! Harkins back to early Clancy, Ludlum and Higgins; with less disillusionment than Le Carre, but with much of the same character depth and plot intrigue.
  • Red Sparrow

    By Hill country Andy
    Outstanding read! Would have never expected such an accomplished work from first time author! The 33 year CIA career lends so much authenticity, I literally couldn't put this book down( but had to for sleeps sake only!). As a 50 year reader of spy and espionage genre, this book amongst the top 5!
  • A great read

    By Jmcdani
    Enjoyed the book. Compelling and hard to put down. Came off authentic due to author's 33 year career with the CIA.
  • Fantastic!

    By Erikc777
    A realistic spy thriller. It's not a James Bond or Bourne which are more fantasy than reality (but fun nonetheless), it's like le Carre but far better.
  • Red Sparrow

    By Ghostrover78
    One of best reads ever. Enticing from the get go. On the edge of your seat non stop. Did not want the story to end. Great characters that pull and envelope you into the story. Vivid. Hope there is a sequel. This is a book I will read again.
  • Sequel please!

    By Katie Malone
    Loved the book - exciting, unexpecting, good U.S. vs Russia spy novel
  • Red Sparrow

    By S diggy
    Too many alphabet soup organizations, ended with indication of sequel. Interesting read, but weak character development.