Saturday, 15 June 2013

SPY THRILLER REVIEW: Red Sparrow - Jason Matthews

Release Date: 04/06/13


A Russian honey trap agent targets a young CIA operative to uncover a senior-ranking mole at the heart of the Russian Intelligence service. Dominika Egorov, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin's Russia, the country she loved, and spat out as the twists and turns of betrayal and counter-betrayal unravel. American Nate Nash, idealistic and ambitious, handles the double agent, codenamed MARBLE, considered one of CIA's biggest assets. He needs to keep his identity secret for as long as the mole can keep supplying golden information. Will Dominika be able to unmask MARBLE, or will the mission see her faith destroyed in the country she has always passionately defended?


There used to be a time in books when someone standing on a street corner smoking a cigarette, would hint more at a Spy thriller rather than some seedy opportunity for some book john to take advantage of so when this title arrived I was not quite so sure what to expect from this author’s Spy Thriller release.

Set in modern day Russia, it’s a book that not only took its time to bring you into the dark world of not only political double dealing but also high stake missions all round made this a book that was not only hard to put down but also kept you guessing as to the outcomes of each situation alongside wondering how each choice would come back to retaliate on the principle hero.

Its definitely a book that was gripping as well as giving me that wonderful return to the old black and white films of my childhood sat with my grandparents and all round gave me a great feeling of nostalgia. A great book and one that I was more than pleased to have read.

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