An exhilarating spy thriller about two women CIA agents who become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division--one that's coming from inside the agency.
Alma Katsu is the award-winning author of five novels, most recently The Deep and The Hunger. Prior to the publication of her first novel, she had a thirty-five-year career as a senior intelligence analyst for several U.S. agencies, including the CIA and NSA, as well as RAND, and the global policy think tank. Katsu is a graduate of the master's writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University. She lives outside of Washington D.C., with her husband, where she is a consultant to government and private industry on future trends and analytic methods.
"A first-rate thriller. Red Widow provides an intoxicating,
insider's view of the CIA, betrayal, revenge, and espionage at the
highest levels and the highest stakes." -Robert Dugoni
"Red Widow is a spy thriller that shines with authenticity and heart." -Karen Cleveland, author of Need to Know and Keep You Close
"Red Widow is a novel only Alma Katsu could have written-a gripping story of secrets and loyalties that nails the brutal tradeoffs involved in high-stakes espionage. Tense, smart, and fearless." -Joseph Finder, author of House on Fire
"Superb! Part savvy geopolitical spy thriller in the tradition of John le Carre, part whip-sawing investigative procedural, part gripping psychological suspense, Red Widow grabs you in the harrowing opening scene and never lets go-and I don't mean at the last page; this novel stays with you long after you've finished it. Author Katsu brings an incisive and resonant voice to her tale and has populated it with truly distinctive, fully formed characters, including one of the sharpest and most appealing protagonists in recent fiction: Lyndsey Duncan. Did I say superb? Well, consider it said once more." -Jeffery Deaver, author of The Goodbye Man