Author(s): Jason Matthews
With the brilliant Palace of Treason, CIA veteran Jason Matthews confirms his position as the most exciting spy writer alive. This is as good as it gets. 'Portrays the heart-pounding rhythms of on-the-street espionage better than any novelist in recent memory' Daily Mail *** PARIS A young woman is cornered on a deserted boulevard. Moments later she walks away, leaving her assailant for dead. ATHENS An elderly man walks into the American embassy with a story to tell. MOSCOW The most unlikely of traitors is uncovered by the most dangerous of men. WASHINGTON A brilliant, unorthodox CIA agent must single-handedly connect the dots to stop an intricate house of cards from toppling in a cold war that's taken a terrifying new twist. *** 'The greatest ever female character in spy fiction' Sunday Times 'Superb. Enthralling. Shimmers with authenticity' New York Times 'A dazzling thrill-filled journey across the globe' Sunday Mirror 'The best espionage novel you've ever read' Huffington Post 'Taut, fast paced and authentic. A great American spy novel' Charles Cumming 'Sublime and sophisticated ...a fast-paced thriller as noteworthy for its superior style as for its gripping depiction of a secretive world' Washington Post 'The narrative bristles with reality' Daily Mail 'Matthews is the insider's insider. He knows the secrets. And he is also a master storyteller' Vince Flynn 'Terrifically good' New York Times Book Review 'Thrilling, absorbing and brilliantly descriptive ...you won't fail to be won over' Sunday Mirror
Jason Matthews is the real deal. As an Operations Officer in the CIA, his brief was simple: steal secrets from the opposition and protect his own. Over a thirty-three-year career, Matthews served in multiple overseas locations, specializing in denied-areas operations and national security. He conducted agent recruitment in key counter-proliferation regions including the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, East Asian, the Middle East and the Caribbean. As a retired Chief in various CIA Stations, there are few people on the planet better positioned to write about the thrilling the world of espionage, intelligence and counter-terrorism. Jason lives in Southern California with his wife Suzanne, who is also a thirty-three-year veteran of the CIA, having served as an Operations Officer in the Directorate of Operations. He is currently working on his next novel.