RED SPARROW by Jason Matthews

In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole.

As the action careens between Russia, Finland, Greece, Italy, and the United States, Dominika and Nate soon collide in a duel of wills, tradecraft, and—inevitably—forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but those of others as well. As secret allegiances are made and broken, Dominika and Nate’s game reaches a deadly crossroads. Soon one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.

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Naughty Little Tidbits: Disturbing Behaviour, Disrespect Rules/Laws, Bad Role Model

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Teenagers?No
Adults?No

Comments: This is one of those rare books that I cannot recommend to anyone, I don't want to admit that I've read, am shocked as I tally up the moral atrocities but (shame be upon me) I can't help but love. Maybe love is too strong a word, more in lust with. The writing was superb, the characters fascinating, and the subject matter super interesting to me. Still it was morally reprehensible. Don't read it. Or let your kids read it. (unless... )

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