The Kremlin's Candidate is the third book in the Red Sparrow Trilogy by Jason Matthews.


The Kremlin’s Candidate opens with Russian president Vladimir Putin planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official with the intention of replacing him with a mole whom Russian intelligence has cultivated for more than fifteen years.

Catching wind of this plot, Dominika, Nate, and their CIA colleagues must unmask the traitor before he or she is able to reveal that Dominika has been spying for years on behalf of the CIA. Any leak, any misstep, will expose her as a CIA asset and result in a one-way trip to a Moscow execution cellar. Ultimately, the lines of danger converge on the spectacular billion-dollar presidential palace on the Black Sea during a power weekend with Putin’s inner circle. Does Nate sacrifice himself to save Dominika? Does Dominika forfeit herself to protect Nate? Do they go down together?[1]

Characters Edit

  • Dominika Egorova
  • Nate Nash
  • Marty Gable
  • Tom Forsyth
  • Audrey Rowland

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Trivia Edit

  • The Kremlin's Candidate presents a title for each chapter of the book, in previous ones the chapters are identified only by numbers.
  • The only book in the trilogy that starts with a prologue, it goes back in time to show an untold story from Dominika's life.

Book covers Edit


  1. Simon & Schuster: The Kremlin's Candidate