The Kremlin's Candidate

The Kremlin's Candidate

Discover what happens next after THE RED SPARROW, starring Jennifer Lawrence . . .



Urgent, topical and shot through with insider knowledge, the final thriller in the Red Sparrow trilogy is writing on a grand scale

'Matthews beguilingly blends the fun and sexiness of Ian Fleming with the more procedural, information-rich approach of John le Carre and Frederick Forsyth'
Sunday Times
'A provocative and timely novel exploring the notion of Russian influence in the US's corridors of power' Guardian

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been an asset of the CIA for over seven years.

She has also been in a forbidden and tumultuous love affair with her handler Nate Nash, mortally dangerous for them both.

In Washington, a new administration is selecting its cabinet members, where Dominika hears whispers of a Russian operation to place a mole in a high intelligence position.

If the candidate is confirmed, the Kremlin will have access to the identities of CIA assets in Moscow.

Including Dominika.

Dominika recklessly immerses herself into searching for the mole's identity - before her time runs out . . .

With a plot ripped from tomorrow's headlines, The Kremlin's Candidate is a riveting read and a thrilling conclusion to the trilogy than began with Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason.


  • A provocative and timely novel exploring the notion of Russian influence in the US's corridors of power
    The Guardian

About the author

Jason Matthews

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 Asia, 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 world of espionage, intelligence and counter-terrorism.
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