Former CIA agent Jason Matthews visited Google's Mountain View office to talk about his next U.S.-Russia spy novel "Palace of Treason". It's the heart-pounding sequel to his New York Times bestselling debut "Red Sparrow," for which Fox snapped up film rights.
Matthews is a retired officer of the CIA’s Operations Directorate. Over a thirty-three-year career he served in multiple overseas locations and engaged in clandestine collection of national security intelligence, specializing in denied-area operations. Matthews conducted recruitment operations against Soviet–East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean targets. As Chief in various CIA Stations, he collaborated with foreign partners in counterproliferation and counterterrorism operations. He lives in Southern California