Matthews, Jason. Red Sparrow Signed (Scribner $26.99). A smashing new spy story from a former spy. See Event Books. Do not miss this one! The June Indie Next Pick: “If you have found that good spy novels are few and far between since the end of the cold war, your quest is over. Matthews, himself retired from the CIA, tells a great tale of espionage in the Putin era, with strong characters and plot twists that will leave you wanting even more — which the author then gives you in the form of story-related recipes at the end of each chapter! Highly recommended!” A First Mystery Club Pick.