Palace of Treason

Palace of Treason

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"From the bestselling, Edgar Award-winning author of the "terrifically good" (The New York Times) Red Sparrow, a compulsively readable new novel about star-crossed Russian agent Dominika Egorova and CIA's Nate Nash in a desperate race to the finish. Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow. She despises the men she serves, the oligarchs, and crooks, and thugs of Putin's Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington's most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin. As she expertly dodges exposure, Dominika deals with a murderously psychotic boss; survives an Iranian assassination attempt; escapes a counterintelligence ambush; rescues an arrested agent and exfiltrates him out of Russia; and has a chilling midnight conversation in her nightgown with President Putin. Complicating these risks is the fact that Dominika is in love with her CIA handler, Nate Nash, and their lust is as dangerous as committing espionage in Moscow. And when a mole in the SVR finds Dominika's name on a restricted list of sources, it is a virtual death sentence... Just as fast-paced, heart-pounding, and action-packed as Red Sparrow, Jason Matthews's second novel confirms he is "an insider's insider...and a masterful storyteller" (Vince Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author)"--
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2015
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476793764
147679376X
9781476793740
1476793743
Branch Call Number: MATTHEWS J
Matthews, J
Characteristics: 470 pages ; 24 cm

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gtwidale
Dec 06, 2017

A great sequel that is even better and more courageously plotted than 'Red Sparrow.' This keeps you intrigued avidly turning the pages and there is one chapter featuring nerds that is LOL funny. The authenticity moves this novel up two levels from a standard Jack Higgins but just under Tom Clancy and Daniel Silva. Must admit I've tried some of the dishes but there are some Matthews' recipes I'd avoid like the plague.

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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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