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A former CIA agent who retired after 30 years in the service and turned his hand to writing says penning his books is like a form of therapy.

Jason Matthews who now lives in Los Angeles, California and is cut off from the agency and its secrets, channeled his energy into the 2013 novel 'Red Sparrow.'

It became a best-seller and critical success, resulting in a reported seven-figure movie deal. 'I started thinking about war stories,' he said in an interview. 'Pretty soon I blinked and I had like 300, 400 pages.'

Five years on from his retirement, Matthews is back this week with a sequel, 'Palace of Treason,' set in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

And the most interesting accolades are coming from CIA insiders, who marvel at how he manages to slip so much past the agency's censors, portraying the heart-pounding rhythms of on-the-street espionage better that any novelist in recent memory.

They are not alone: The New York Times dubbed Matthews' new book 'enthralling' in a recent review. Matthews, 63, spent most of his career overseas specializing in 'denied areas,' places where Americans were closely watched and their movements restricted.

He is part of a long line of former spies who turned to fiction but the first to have spent a full career at the CIA, rising to management, and then emerge to write with such commercial and critical success.

Matthews speaks six languages and helped manage seven CIA stations, sometimes working in tandem with his wife, Suzanne, also a retired CIA officer.

They raised two daughters in countries they aren't allowed to name. At one point he was operations chief in the counter-proliferation division, tasked with slowing Iran's nuclear program, among other things.

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The Kremlin's Candidate: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy)

The Kremlin's Candidate: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy)

Palace of Treason: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy)

Palace of Treason: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy)

Red Sparrow: A Novel

Red Sparrow: A Novel

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Jason Matthews

Former CIA Agent & Best-Selling Author

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Jason Matthews Biography

A former CIA agent who retired after 30 years in the service and turned his hand to writing says penning his books is like a form of therapy.

Jason Matthews who now lives in Los Angeles, California and is cut off from the agency and its secrets, channeled his energy into the 2013 novel 'Red Sparrow.'

It became a best-seller and critical success, resulting in a reported seven-figure movie deal. 'I started thinking about war stories,' he said in an interview. 'Pretty soon I blinked and I had like 300, 400 pages.'

Five years on from his retirement, Matthews is back this week with a sequel, 'Palace of Treason,' set in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

And the most interesting accolades are coming from CIA insiders, who marvel at how he manages to slip so much past the agency's censors, portraying the heart-pounding rhythms of on-the-street espionage better that any novelist in recent memory.

They are not alone: The New York Times dubbed Matthews' new book 'enthralling' in a recent review. Matthews, 63, spent most of his career overseas specializing in 'denied areas,' places where Americans were closely watched and their movements restricted.

He is part of a long line of former spies who turned to fiction but the first to have spent a full career at the CIA, rising to management, and then emerge to write with such commercial and critical success.

Matthews speaks six languages and helped manage seven CIA stations, sometimes working in tandem with his wife, Suzanne, also a retired CIA officer.

They raised two daughters in countries they aren't allowed to name. At one point he was operations chief in the counter-proliferation division, tasked with slowing Iran's nuclear program, among other things.

Jason Matthews Videos

  • RED SPARROW Trilogy Author Jason Matthews On Spy Recruitment
    RED SPARROW is a spy thriller about Russian double agent Dominika Egorova and CIA agent Nate Nash, now a major motion picture starring ...
  • Jason Matthews & Colin Harrison | Palace of Treason
    The thriller writer Jason Matthews visits the strand in support of his new novel, Palace of Treason. Electrifying thriller writer and former CIA ...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jason Matthews for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jason Matthews, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jason Matthews or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jason Matthews?

    Booking fees for Jason Matthews, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jason Matthews, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jason Matthews?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jason Matthews for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jason Matthews for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jason Matthews or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jason Matthews or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jason Matthews is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jason Matthews for your event is available upon request. Jason Matthews generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kristin Hannah, George R.R. Martin, A.J. Finn, Patrick Ness and Anna Todd. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jason Matthews for an upcoming event.

Jason Matthews Speaker Videos

  • RED SPARROW Trilogy Author Jason Matthews On Spy Recruitment
    RED SPARROW is a spy thriller about Russian double agent Dominika Egorova and CIA agent Nate Nash, now a major motion picture starring ...
    Jason Matthews & Colin Harrison | Palace of Treason
    The thriller writer Jason Matthews visits the strand in support of his new novel, Palace of Treason. Electrifying thriller writer and former CIA ...

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