19 The Palace of Treason

19 The Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews

Paperback £7.99

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