Palace of Treason

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jason Matthews
Narrator: Jeremy Bobb
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: June 2015
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Red Sparrow is now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!

The pulse-pounding sequel to the bestselling, Edgar Award-winning Red Sparrow that The New York Times Book Review called “terrifically good”: star-crossed spies Dominika Egorova and CIA agent Nate Nash return in a cat-and-mouse race to the finish.

Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow and the Center, the headquarters of her service. She finds things worse than when she left. She despises the men she must serve, the oligarchs, and crooks, and thugs of Putin’s Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington’s most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.

As she expertly dodges exposure, Dominika deals with a murderously psychotic boss; survives an Iranian assassination attempt; escapes a counterintelligence ambush; rescues an arrested agent and exfiltrates him out of Russia; and has a chilling midnight conversation in her nightgown with President Putin in one of the Tsar’s palaces. Complicating the risks is the fact that Dominika is in love with her CIA handler, Nate Nash, and their lust is as dangerous to both of them as committing espionage in Moscow. And when a mole in the SVR finds Dominika’s name on a restricted list of sources, it is a virtual death sentence. She must face off alone against her psycho boss, who’s got an eight-inch knife up his sleeve…

Just as fast-paced, heart-pounding, and action-packed as Red Sparrow, Jason Matthews’s second novel proves he is “an insider’s insider…and a masterful storyteller” (Vince Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

Reviews (6)


Written by James N. on November 28th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Big fan of the genre and I think the author does a great job, as does the narrator. I listen as a way to pass the time on commutes too and from wherever. I like books that keep up a good pace, have good characters, clear plot-line, and are action packed. This fit the bill for sure, just downloaded sequel ( and listened to Red Sparrow before this one). Also cool that they incorporate food recipes - many sound delicious and give me ideas outside the world of books. Have fun !

Written by Michelle M. on June 24th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love it. Keeps me want to listen.


Written by Lionel H on March 22nd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Getting tired of the recipes

Written by Owen Sylvester on June 13th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great true to life operations. Makes you feel like you are part of the story.

Written by Anne Gourlay on March 19th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Enjoyed the continuation of the story from Red Sparrow. Good plot lines with new villains and heros but sometimes the spy craft detail gets a bit much.

Written by patricia vitale on July 8th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The red sparrow was mr Matthews first novel. I loved it. Now he's written a squeal

Author Details

Author Details

Matthews, Jason

Jason Matthews is a retired officer of the CIA s Operations Directorate. Over a thirty-three-year career he served in multiple overseas locations and engaged in clandestine collection of national security intelligence, specializing in denied-area operations. Matthews conducted recruitment operations against Soviet East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean targets. As Chief in various CIA Stations, he collaborated with foreign partners in counterproliferation and counterterrorism operations. He lives in Southern California.