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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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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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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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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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WOW! The best of the trilogy.

And what an ending! I listened to this book twice. It's that good.

I loved the whole trilogy and in fact listened to the first book, Red Sparrow, and this one both twice. I would have listened to the second book twice also but unfortunately the narration is bad (different narrator).

Jason Mathews' storytelling is superb, witty and on the edge of your seat, right to the end.

Jeremy Bobb's narration is awesome, bringing the characters to life.

My only regret... there's no book 4, 5, 6...

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The trilogy red sparrow

A great listen keeps you interested and keen to listen, can get bogged down in information but is necessary to keep the listener informed and set the story. Better if you are to listen to all three books but can stand alone as key points are gone over in the second 2 of the trilogy was sad to finish!

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  • dal
  • 21-04-2018

was ok

it took a bit to get into, at times the other story lines were pointless.
overall if you have read the first 2 books, you are going to read this one just for closure.
end result you won't be disappointed

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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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  • 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

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  • Flink
  • 11-04-2018

A good ending to the trilogy

I'd read another one if it came out. Very enjoyable book and happy it was read by the guy who did the first book.