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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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  • David Mane
  • 17-10-20

The best

It’s the best spy book, or three books I’ve read. Best story, best characters, a page turner, full of surprises and funny. It’s just brilliant.

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  • shelley spriggs
  • 12-02-20

spoiled by recipes

story enjoyable and narration well done. shame about the silly conceit of interspersed recipes - really annoying. I would like to read more by this author but i won't buy until i can be sure i won't be subjected to this silliness again.

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  • John
  • 09-10-18

Annoying gimmick

Inserting a recipe at the end of each chapter is an annoying gimmick made worse listening to the audio book. Spoiled the whole book

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  • Safjoe
  • 29-07-18

Brilliant writing craft!

A fitting end to a great trilogy. Sad ending but such is the nature of the fiction and the not so fictional, real world reality, that the entire story is modelled on. I look forward to day I get to meet my own blue eyed dancer with planetary resolve, animal intentions, an almost imperceptible limp, and warm hearted obsession. Dominika was indeed a lovely character to get to know.

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  • Julian
  • 21-05-18

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
  • 07-04-18

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
  • 10-03-18

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
  • 10-04-18

Best of the series.

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

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  • Mr. T FRANCIS
  • 19-04-21

WHAT AN AMAZING SERIES!!!!!!

What a finale to what has to be, the most captivating series I've ever read/listened to. EXCELLENT!

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  • Patricia Smith
  • 29-11-20

Very enjoyable

I have listened to the previous two books in this series and liked this just as much if not more.I am sure that the real spy world is just as devious and brutal as this.

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  • abigail darko
  • 21-03-20

Excellent, but crushed at the ending!

I read the trilogy straight through and loved every page. Domi and Nash's love story ( i was so invested) felt so real, i could taste their passion. Gripping plot twists, masterful storytelling and a wonderful read.
Highly recommended book

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  • John Cogger
  • 16-02-20

Stunning Dramatic Stylish.

Excruciatingly difficult to stop listening, real characters for me, I wondered what was happening to them when I wasn't able to be their with them. The climax is real on the edge of your seat stuff.

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  • Dave
  • 28-01-20

Exceptional

A great end of an exceptionally brilliant trilogy
A littie slow at the start but builds to a memorable end

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  • Andrew C
  • 12-06-19

Story concludes, although not quite as i had hoped.

Story - some fairly graphic torture scenes. Story did not end as I hoped. Narrator better than the one used in book two, and he has learned how to pronounce buttocks between book 1 and 3

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-05-19

Amazing conclusion

Love the story and the characters, fitting twist conclusion. Narrator a little stilted and boring advise speed up a bit to give it more pace

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  • duggyredit
  • 09-05-19

A big let down

I enjoyed the first book in the trilogy and was looking forward to the follow ups. Sadly very disappointed and didn’t complete either one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-05-18

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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  • Mark
  • 23-05-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-18

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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  • Bruce
  • 03-10-18

Incredible

An incredibly well written trilogy. The story line, the journey, the attention to detail, the recipes. I have a massive void in my life now.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-18

Read all 3 !

Started with the first book then had to find the next 2 !! Loved the characters! Worth it!

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  • Allyson
  • 19-07-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-18

great listen

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

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  • Christine Veale
  • 25-06-18

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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  • Mordsith
  • 24-07-20

loved it

I loved this whole series so much. what an ending and it would be hard being a spy let alone a good one