Book Review of Red Sparrow

Industry Observer

Red Sparrow is a must read for anyone that loves Spy Novels, I have read more than my fair share and just loved this one. This is Jason’s first novel and it won the Edgar Award for best first novel. Boy, what a way to start off your second career.  A bit of back ground on Matthews, he is retired from the CIA (one of the Alphabet companies) He was in the CIA for over 30 years and did recruit Eastern European, the old Soviet Union and others. He has vast knowledge of the subject matter; his wife also had a career with CIA that spanned as many if not more years than Jason.


The main character is Dominika Egorova who is the niece of the a high ranking Soviet Officer, she is trained to target a young CIA agent named Nate Nash; her mission is to find out who the mole is the SVR, who is trading secrets to the Americans. Of course things get complicated when Nash and Dominika fall in love. There is danger lurking in every corner it is a suspense thriller it is also filled with betrayal and torn loyalties. I just finished this book last night and lucky for me the sequel is due out this Spring, if you like clandestine books about the services this is one not to be missed!








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Comments (15)

Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Hey Yolanda!  I get all the reading I can do just reading the Star Tribune everyday.  And, Chief Cook is more into reading contracts!!  LOL!  But, we always enjoy reading your post!

Feb 24, 2015 06:04 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Ron Marshall You guys are so sweet, Roy reads so much, it took me 6 weeks to finish this book time just do not have enough of it! Have a good one!

Feb 24, 2015 06:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your book suggestion.

Have an outstanding week!

Feb 24, 2015 06:58 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert ,  I am not much at reading novels, but it sounds interesting.  Maybe they will make a movie from it, so I can watch it!

Feb 24, 2015 08:14 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the heads up on Red Sparrow . . . . sounds like a thriller.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 24, 2015 10:06 AM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

I love spy thrillers and intrigue. I will look for Red Sparrow - it sounds like a good read!

Feb 24, 2015 10:13 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yolanda books like this are right up my alley sadly the past four months I have not had the time to do any reading....too much on my plate, Endre

Feb 24, 2015 02:58 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Yolanda. I typically listen as I do not have the time to read. I will check to see if this is on audio book. Thanks,

Feb 24, 2015 08:33 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Yolanda.  Sounds like a book that I would really like to read.

Feb 24, 2015 08:59 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I will have to look for this for I too like these type of books. cheers cvc

Feb 25, 2015 12:42 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


I might have to add this book to my growing list. Hopefully I can finally finish the one i am reading now. Thanks for the review.

Feb 25, 2015 04:15 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

No, you are sweet.  We really read a lot.  And, Chief Cook actually has a library in her office that is eight feet tall by eight feet wide and filled with books.

Feb 25, 2015 04:41 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Thanks Yolanda for the book review, and will remember this one as I am in a book club! We are reading Girl on a Train this month!


Feb 26, 2015 12:23 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Sharon Paxson This is pretty good!

Feb 26, 2015 05:02 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Ron Marshall Thanks for your nice comment yes I like to read picked up a novel I had started before REd Sparrow but that one just caught my attention!

Feb 27, 2015 06:44 AM