Palace of Treason, Paperback


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 won't fail to be won over' Sunday Mirror


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Espionage & spy thriller
  • ISBN: 9781405920834



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