The Kremlin's Candidate (Red Sparrow Trilogy #3)

The Kremlin's Candidate (Red Sparrow Trilogy #3)

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 e In the final, thrilling installment of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, Russian counterintelligence chief Dominika Egorov...

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Title:The Kremlin's Candidate (Red Sparrow Trilogy #3)
Author:Jason Matthews
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1501140086
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:435 pages pages

The Kremlin's Candidate (Red Sparrow Trilogy #3) Reviews

  • Skip
    Mar 15, 2018
    Great beginning, recalling Sparrow Dominika Egorova bedding a female U.S. naval officer, who is blackmailed into becoming a Russian spy. Each of them enjoy meteoric career ascensions, with the naval officer shortlisted to become CIA director, and Dominika, head of the SVR. The tension ...
  • Rick
    Feb 20, 2018
    Fantastic, surprising ending to the Red Sparrow trilogy. Early on I was worried that Matthews was stretched too thin, but as the book progressed, I found the numerous plot lines to be wonderfully executed. I loved that actions had consequences, that just because someone's a good guy it...
  • ashley | citygirlscapes
    Jan 24, 2018
    ( 3.5 - 4 ) Originally posted on citygirlscapes.com. Spy books aren?t really my go to, but I stumbled upon?Red Sparrow?a few years ago and Jason Matthews trapped me in his written web. Like with it?s follow up,?Palace of Treason, Matthews brings another action-packed conti...
  • kartik narayanan
    Mar 14, 2018
    Read the review of the Red Sparrow Trilogy at my blog The Kremlin's Candidate is an excellent conclusion to the Red Sparrow Trilogy. It has a great story, intricate plotting and an ending that will stay with you long after the book is over. Without getting too much into spoile...
  • Scottsdale Public Library
    Mar 27, 2018
    The final book in the Red Sparrow trilogy kicks it up a notch with both the Americans and Russians racing to uncover spies at their highest levels of government. Job prospects are looking up for Dominika as Putin grooms her to be next head of SVR, the Russian equivalent of the CIA, and...
  • Ron S
    Jan 10, 2018
    Retired CIA officer Jason Matthews wraps up his Red Sparrow trilogy centered around Russian counterintelligence agent Dominika Egorova. The first two books received high critical praise and comparisons to le Carre; the plot is plausible, the characters compelling. Unfortunately, the se...
  • Bonnie
    Apr 03, 2018
    ?The tenets of espionage were immutable?go forth and steal secrets?but technology was changing the Game.? In The Kremlin?s Candidate, the race is on to identify the Russian spy who is one of three individuals currently in the running to become the next CIA director. This...
  • RoseMary Achey
    Mar 02, 2018
    There seemed to be a good deal of superfluous material that slowed or bogged down this read. The story had an engaging plot and I enjoyed reading about the internal workings of US and Russian counter intelligence agencies. ...
  • Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
    Mar 05, 2018
    In many ways, this was a great end to the Red Sparrow series. There was a lot of action and intrigue and so many double crosses that it made my head spin. I won't give away any spoilers about the ending. I will say that although I was disappointed by a few things, I understand that the...
  • Patrick
    Feb 20, 2018
    In my opinion, a five-star series with a one-star conclusion. I absolutely hated the ending - some may love it, some may say it's more realistic as to what really happens in the world of the CIA. That's probably true, but still, I hated the way it ended. The first two books I put up th...
  • John Lamb
    Mar 04, 2018
    Unfortunately, this wasn't as good as the first two books and ends the series on a sour note. Also, Matthews verges into Rocky Flintstone territory in some of the sex scenes: "The president had not forgotten how Egorova's nipples had responded to his touch, could not forget the faint s...
  • Christine
    Jan 27, 2018
    The Kremlin?s Candidate concludes the fabulous Red Sparrow spy trilogy. I have spent the last week in the company of Nate and Dominika, slowly falling in love with this complex and global tale of espionage. Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason must be read before The Kremlin?s Candida...
  • L F
    Mar 17, 2018
    I was disappointed with this book. It was very slow in the beginning. There was much ?spy language? and many archaic, seldom used words, which made reading annoying, since I do not want to assume or presume what a term might Indicate in regards to the story. But none of the ab...
  • Eric
    Feb 21, 2018
    SPOILER ALERT!!! Fantastic book! I would have given it 5 star but the ending explicably horribly tragic. I cannot fathom why feature books in this series without one of the main characters and I see no reason to kill him off. It was enough to have killed off one of the main supporting ...
  • Steven Z.
    Mar 02, 2018
    Jason Matthews?s RED SPARROW set the bar extremely high in creating a unique approach to the espionage thriller. He followed that with PALACE OF TREASON which met the bar and may have raised it. Matthews, a retired officer of the CIA?s Operations Directorate who specialized in recr...
  • Pamela
    Mar 05, 2018
    The Kremlin?s Candidate is the final installment in The Red Sparrow Trilogy- how I am going to miss these richly drawn, multi-dimensional characters. I savored every word! This trilogy depicts 21st century spy craft in all its intrigue, dangers, and suspense. All the scenarios ring t...
  • June
    Mar 14, 2018
    Best of 3 installments! I was perfectly satisfied, with romanticized spy drama, globe trotting, ethnic recipes, culture immersion, ideology curse..., as if I were taking multiple mini-vacations...even after my beloved Bratok gone heaven...and archetypal Benford kicked out. I believed...
  • Kristine
    Feb 18, 2018
    I"M ANGRY! I even read the reviews before I started this last book, there were no warnings. I would have been perfectly happy to stop at the second book. There was no warning with the direction that this book was going to go. Not cool. ...
  • Denyse Cox
    Feb 17, 2018
    Huge disappointment ...
  • Meredith
    Feb 28, 2018
    4.5 stars The final book in the Red Sparrow trilogy is intricately plotted, packed with tension, and filled with twists and turns. I am sad this series is over, but the good news is that it ends on a solid note! Numerous individuals are trying to promote Putin?s agenda, whil...
  • Michael Martz
    Apr 07, 2018
    'The Kremlin's Candidate', the 3rd in the Red Sparrow series by Jason Matthews, is yet another intricately crafted thriller with strong writing, good dialogue, and great 'tradecraft'. I'm sad to see this series end but getting there has been very satisfying. The plot involves a bit...
  • Greville Waterman
    Jan 19, 2018
    I put this book down with great regret and - without giving away any spoilers - not a few tears as well. This is the final part of the great trilogy of novels relating the relationship between Nate (or Neyt), Nash and Colonel Dominika Egorova, the FSB Counter Intelligence chief who ...
  • Lorraine Meissner
    Mar 04, 2018
    Why only three stars I anxiously awaited the final book of this trilogy only to discover that the author has changed his style of writing. I gave the first two books five stars each because they beautifully brought the reader along for the ride with clarity. The verbiage in this las...
  • cr
    Feb 16, 2018
    I am disappointed! It is no ?I am Pilgrim?... I was eagerly looking forward to the release of Mr. Matthews? book, and once it appeared in my kindle I devoured it! It took me longer to think about writing this review than actually finishing the book. The writing, the story, the...
  • Nick Sanders
    Feb 22, 2018
    Not out with a bang, but with a whimper.... After two thrilling parts of the trilogy, the third part is a vast disappointment. It's written as if Matthews had a thesaurus for breakfast each morning, and the plot develops in an alarmingly predictable way. And then, in just a few pages, ...
  • ChopinFC
    Mar 07, 2018
    Boy this book pissed me off at so many levels!! I guess I've yet to encounter a book/trilogy that profoundly disappointed me as much as this. Based on the current 'Hollywood' "Red Sparrow' movie in theaters, the book continues the saga between Dominika a Russian operative and Nate...
  • Susan
    Feb 23, 2018
    I purposely read Jason Matthews' ("The Kremlin's Candidate") finale to the Red Sparrow Trilogy slowly savoring every page and chapter. How I am going to miss his characters and their dangerous entanglements. A story of intrigue and dangers ....a picture of 21st century spy craft. The...
  • David C Ward
    Feb 13, 2018
    2.5 stars - not as good as the previous two. Wheels within wheels with dueling mole hunts, both Russian and American, high up in the respective intelligence systems. The politics of picking a new CIA director is cartoonish as is the now rote conflict between The Guys Who Get Things Don...
  • Tim Gaudette
    Feb 16, 2018
    Intense and complex A compelling topsy turvy trilogy of intrigue, tradecraft, morality and politics. So well done. Wish there were more books of The Sparrow. ...
  • Alexandra Koch
    Feb 08, 2018
    I just concluded reading "The Kremlins Candidate" and wow, this is one hell of a ride. I got to know Dominika and Nate, our star-(and spy)-crossed lovers last February. I went to Budapest for work and by incident there was also a film team working on a movie called "Red Sparrow" in t...