A young woman is cornered on a deserted boulevard. Moments later she walks away, leaving her assailant for dead. Meet Dominika Egorova, of the Russian intelligence service.
An elderly man walks into the American embassy with a story to tell.
The most unlikely of traitors is uncovered by the most dangerous of men.
A brilliant, unorthadox CIA agent must single-handedly connect the dots to stop an intricate house of cards from toppling in a cold war that's taken a terrifying new twist.
'Superb. Enthralling. Shimmers with authenticity' NEW YORK TIMES
'The greatest ever female character in spy fiction' SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
'Taut, fast paced and authentic. A great American spy novel'
'A dazzling thrill-filled journey across the globe'
'Portrays the heart-pounding rhythms of on-the-street espionage better than any novelist in recent memory'
Urgent, topical and shot through with insider knowledge, the final thriller in the Red Sparrow trilogy is writing on a grand scale.
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, but irresistible.
In Washington, a newly installed administration is selecting its cabinet members. 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 in the palace intrigues of the Kremlin, searching for the mole's identity and stealing secrets 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.