The Kremlin's Candidate

The Kremlin's Candidate

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In the final, thrilling installment of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, Russian counterintelligence chief Dominika Egorova and her lover, CIA agent Nate Nash, must find a Russian agent about to be appointed to a very high office in the US government.

With a plot ripped from tomorrow's headlines, Jason Matthews's high-powered, seductive third novel not only continues the dangerous entanglements of Dominika and Nate but reveals with chilling authenticity how Russian espionage can place agents in the most sensitive positions of power. The novel opens with Russian president Vladimir Putin planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official with the intention of replacing him with a mole whom Russian intelligence has cultivated for more than fifteen years.

Catching wind of this plot, Dominika, Nate, and their CIA colleagues must unmask the traitor before he or she is able to reveal that Dominika has been spying for years on behalf of the CIA. Any leak, any misstep, will expose her as a CIA asset and result in a one-way trip to a Moscow execution cellar. Along the way, Matthews, a thirty-three-year veteran of the CIA and winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, sets vivid, unforgettable scenes in Moscow; Washington, DC; Hong Kong; New York; the Sudan; and Turkey, and introduces two cold-blooded killers: Iosip Blokhin, a brilliant Spetsnaz military officer, and Grace Gao, ravishing Chinese spy, master of Kundalini yoga, and Beijing-trained seductress.

Ultimately, the lines of danger converge on the spectacular billion-dollar presidential palace on the Black Sea during a power weekend with Putin's inner circle. Does Nate sacrifice himself to save Dominika? Does she forfeit herself to protect Nate? Do they go down together?

This dazzling finale to Jason Matthews's New York Times bestselling Red Sparrow Trilogy, called "a primer in twenty-first-century spying...terrifically good" ( The New York Times Book Review ), confirms the critical acclaim he received for the first two novels, praise that compared Matthews to John le Carr#65533; and Ian Fleming. The Kremlin's Candidate will be published just before the 2018 release of Red Sparrow , a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence, produced by 20th Century Fox.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017.
ISBN: 9781501140105
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Sep 02, 2018

Is The Kremlin's Candidate the final installment in this remarkable series of books? Let's hope not! Gripping, topical and hilarious -- with wonderful recipes.

Jun 30, 2018

After two thrill-filled previous books, the Red Sparrow saga comes to an end with The Kremlin's Candidate. Russia managed to place a long term mole into the highest ranks of the US Navy, and after a Russian-engineered death of the current CIA director, Russia's mole ( their titular Kremlin' s Candidate) is on the short list to fill the job. This would be as disastrous for the CIA as it would be a windfall for Russia, as DIVA (Egorova) would quickly be exposed and burned.
Much heavy-duty spycraft ensues on both sides, culminating in an extreme gamble by CIA that sends Nate to Butyrka prison in a long game that will hopefully keep DIVA safe and expose the Russian mole As one can imagine with such a complicated plot, not everything goes well, and not all of the good guys are left standing at the end of the story.
Once again, this is slightly more book than was needed to tell the story, but the authentically drawn spycraft by an author who knows it from the inside remains fascinating.
I hope Mathews has a new story to tell us again soon.

Jun 03, 2018

Another outstanding effort from Jason Matthews. I didn't want the story to end and I believe Dominika's character can become the next Alex Cross with a series of books. This was a past paced page turner. Perfect series for anyone who loves a good spy story. Remember do not watch the film, just read Red Sparrow, Palace of Treason and The Kremlin's Candidate

debwalker Sep 21, 2017

Well now we know you could not make this stuff up. Russkies in the White House. Shock horror. Releasing just before the release of the Red Sparrow film.

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