This is one of the best espionage books I’ve read in years - think early Forsyth or Follett.
Sparrow school is where the KGB sent women to learn to be “courtesans” and now Dominika is unwillingly sent there by her modern-day Russian Intelligence Officer uncle. She is to use the age-old “honey trap” to compromise a CIA operative-who is, in turn, after her.
Full of crosses and double crosses, double and triple agents, Red Sparrow is a great read for my fellow espionage fiction fans.
Author Matthews is a retired CIA operations officer—and it shows!