Palace of Treason

by Jason Matthews

Quick take

_The closest thing written recently to the best work of John LeCarre. And for good reason — the author is a retired CIA guy._

Why I love it

As I look back, I realize that it's possible my obsession with espionage novels began in childhood, when I first discovered Harriet the Spy and Nancy Drew. At the time, I don't think most girls dreamed of having lives of adventure — cowboys, astronauts, river boat captains — those were not female fantasies. But using intelligence and curiosity to solve mysteries, hiding inside dumbwait...

Member thoughts

  • Alex M.

    Kirkland, WA

    "This book was so intense the whole way through! Loved reading about the life of spies."

  • Keiry B.

    Apple Valley, CA

    "Red Sparrow was a hard book to follow, and Palace of Treason actually surpassed it. You feel that these characters and events actually happened. The human behavior was up to part."

  • Jessica B.

    Northfield, OH

    "Well written spy novel that easily kept multiple plot lines running and let the tension build."

  • Geordie D.

    Royal Oak, MI

    "The characters are fleshed out and believable, and the plot startlingly contemporary. While some of the spy genre tropes are certainly present, I look forward to seeing how this series ends. "

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    Boothwyn, PA


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    Brooklyn, NY


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    Ventura, CA


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    Chicago, IL