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Publisher's Summary

Is Moscow pulling the strings? Urgent, topical and shot through with insider knowledge, this is thriller writing on a grand scale. 

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA - stealing Kremlin secrets for her handler, Nate Nash - for over seven years. In the dazzling finale of the Red Sparrow trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. 

In Washington, a newly installed administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears whispers of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole in a high intelligence position. If the Kremlin's candidate is confirmed, the Russians will have access to all the names of assets spying for the CIA in Moscow, including Dominika's. 

Dominika recklessly immerses herself in the palace intrigues of the Kremlin, searching for the mole's identity and stealing as many of President Putin's secrets for her CIA handlers as she can before her time runs out. 

With a plot ripped from tomorrow's headlines, The Kremlin's Candidate is a riveting listen and a thrilling conclusion to the trilogy that began with Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason

©2018 Jason Matthews (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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So sad it's over!

The third book was as good as the first two. Why a trilogy? This story could go on with more adventures. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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Comments from the couch 🛋

I’ve listened to all three books and have ( obviously) enjoyed them all. Have even tried a few of the recipes 😂

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rollicking good story with much to ponder

Meaty, well researched and engaging..it really makes you wonder if we humans ever learn from our past

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good read

the follow on from the previous two book was excellent thoroughly enjoyed the journey. this third book is read by someone who doesnt know how to pronounce some basic English words. clearly the producers have the same difficulty as they would have picked it up and presumably corrected them. the Australian accent was a little too bogan.

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great listen

The book was well read, much better performance than book #2. captivating story, bloody awesome!

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Fascinating and horrifying.

Brilliant trilogy. Keeps the listener on a tight string with unexpected turns and twists. Close to my imagined reality of the world of spies. Enjoyed both narrators.

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Great Read

Loved this final chapter. Can't wait for the movie sequals. Excellent story of spies love and espionage.

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3rd book sadly not up to scratch

I was irritated by the story in this the 3rd book in the series. It was like there was a new writer. I was dross every time I was reminded about the facts from previous book. It was too often. Endless talk in this book about Deva’s chest and physical attributes.
I listened to all 3 books, one after the other. Sadly this was disappointing.
Voice and I performance good.

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Not bad. But not a 10.

Story was good. Was a few things that were a bit unbelievable though and the reading of the recipes was really annoying!
If the recipes annoy you too I found that skipping to the next chapter works as the recipes are read at the end of each chapter.
I did feel like I connected with the characters. The narration was also very good.
Also just for your information Mr Author, the Australian abbreviation 'FIGJAM' actually stands for 'F#*k I'm Good Just Ask Me'. It's the word Good not Great! No one says F#*k I'm Great! They say F#*k I'm Good. 👍

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Disappointing

Not as good as the first two. technical detail my be necessary but poorly inserted and lost dramatic flow. Even the food and recipes were forced where they had previously fitted the storyline.

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  • Julian
  • 21-05-2018

Recipes are not necessary!

Great book, great story, great characters!! BUT, completely irrelevant recipes are not needed; especially when they dont even include quantities or any really meaningful cooking instructions.

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  • Marisia Robus
  • 07-04-2018

Stunning conclusion to the trilogy

There were some aspects that were too similar to the other 2 books, like her wanting to get the Sparrow out but the Sparrow being murdered ..... again?
The end was very sad, but good book overall.
At least the narrator is good

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  • I. A. Wright
  • 10-03-2018

Needs a better reader

What did you like most about The Kremlin's Candidate?

Good, interesting story.

What did you like best about this story?

Mostly gripping, with fewer detailed sex scenes than in the previous two books, which seemed like simple padding.

How could the performance have been better?

A better reader who understands how not to maintain a boring tone and how to pronounce borrowed foreign words.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

She's a killer who loves her country enough to betray its government.

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  • John 04
  • 10-04-2018

Best of the series.

The series has grown as you engaged with the characters. Really impressed with the tradecraft.

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  • Kemi
  • 15-07-2018

It's Ok

Its ok-ish as a conclusion but it wasn't as thrilling as the first two. I guess it may have been because I new it was the last in the current series. I listened to it because I needed to complete the trilogy.

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  • R. BARBER
  • 01-07-2018

Too many flaws, to be plausible

as the book went on it, it became more and more implausible, which was disappointing. The recipes in a book can be ignored, not in an audiobook....

still well told and if you suspend logic is a good yarn

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  • Nick Anderson
  • 21-06-2018

amazing!!

absolutely loved all 3 books in this trilogy and was disappointed to finish them... I want a 4th book!!

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  • Nic78
  • 17-06-2018

Thoroughly enjoyable

A good story and flowed well from previous books. Loved the character tonalities used by Jason.

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  • M. Gould
  • 09-06-2018

Really enjoyable end to a great trilogy

A great end to an enjoyable trilogy. Some of the story elements felt a little contrived but overwhelmingly this was well written and performed. Highly recommended!

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  • Carmella
  • 23-05-2018

Not bad..

I thought better than the first two, plot is a bit predictable in parts but certainly the best of the trilogy, I liked the recipes thing made it a bit quirky, others will find it annoying....each to their own

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  • M Fowler
  • 13-05-2018

Book three and back to a male narrator

OK... he narrated the first book too and is still excellent. I had just become accustomed to the female tones from book two...
Anyway. Fantastic from start to finish.

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  • Smudger
  • 02-05-2018

What a trilogy

superb books really great listen. the charcters have come alive throughout the story and I haven't felt so attached in a long time