but I just needed to share it with book people. I started a new author for me – Jason Matthews with a thriller called Red Sparrow. And it begins with a tense chase scene when the CIA agent (and the author was a CIA agent) meets with an important Russian they have turned to spy for the US. Russian agents nearly catch them and he has to lead them away from the spy. He manages to escape being not only captured but killed and goes into a small cafe and eats some beet soup —and includes the recipe for the soup. REALLY?