Palace of Treason

Palace of Treason

A Novel

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pocket, 2016.
ISBN: 9781501135071
Branch Call Number: PB Matth
Characteristics: 580 pages ; 20 cm.

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Manekineko_0
Oct 21, 2017

Picks up a few months after the events of Red Sparrow, Palace of Treason is a worthy sequel, with all the pacing and wonderful intrigue I loved in the first novel, plus the recipes at the end of each chapter! I eagerly await the third installment of this series.

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xiaojunbpl12
Apr 19, 2017

Now I can see Putin, though the book went wild to make me believe. Color auras, not all in consistency with my vision, is a clever tool, as much in writing as in heroine's trick.
Highly formulated writing, could be done by computer with human input, seamless. With guilty pleasure, I may want to proceed the yet published sequel, before I forget all the jargon, acronyms about surveillance (black in all six; I'm cotton wooled...), recruitment (asset, handler...).

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2016

In this "extraordinarily commanding, acidly relevant, and unrelentingly suspenseful" (Booklist) follow-up to the Edgar Award-winning Red Sparrow, Russian intelligence double agent Dominika Egorova edges ever closer to danger. She's got President Putin in her cross-hairs, but a rival operative has her in his. Add to that a treasonous American who knows enough to expose her, and a tricky Russian uranium deal with Iran, and Dominika and her CIA lover/case officer are in trouble. Complexly plotted and extremely detailed in characterization and tradecraft alike, Palace of Treason is a must-read for spy fiction fans.

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stan_jetton
Oct 28, 2015

I read Red Sparrow on a lark,always searching for a new author . Matthews is an exciting new writer and both of his first books are impressive!Palace of Treason is remarkable in its detail, especially about Putin. Espionage thriller,check it out!

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bibliokrisp
Sep 05, 2015

I was in the mood for a fast, exciting spy novel, and I got one! Palace of Treason is set in modern-day Moscow, Athens, DC & Paris, with really bad bad people and great heroines & heroes. Can't imagine that this won't become a movie. 2nd in a series that starts with Red Sparrow; you don't have to read the 1st one to enjoy this one. Looking forward to the next one.

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maryannaze
Aug 26, 2015

This book was disappointing. It needed lots of editing. Too much filler descriptions. Too much sex for a book of this genre. It's hard to believe that these beautiful young women are throwing themselves at these CIA agents. Even Marty Gable winds up sleeping with a 25-year-old woman who is young enough to be his daughter. I don't plan to read the next book in this series.

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