Codename Villanelle

Codename Villanelle

Villanelle (a codename, of course) is one of the world's most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the creature comforts of her luxurious lifestyle is second only to her love of the game, she specializes in murdering the world's richest and most powerful. But when she murders an influential Russian politician, she draws a relentless foe to her tail.
Eve Polastri (not a codename) is a former MI6 operative hired by the national security services for a singular task: to find and capture or kill the assassin responsible, and those who have aided her. Eve, whose quiet and otherwise unextraordinary life belies her quick wit and keen intellect, accepts the mission.
The ensuing chase will lead them on a trail around the world, intersecting with corrupt governments and powerful criminal organizations, all leading towards a final confrontation from which neither will emerge unscathed. Codename Villanelle is a sleek, fast-paced international thriller from an exciting new voice in fiction.

Title:Codename Villanelle
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316512527
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    Codename Villanelle Reviews

  • Fred Klein

    I have to give credit to the producers of the series "Killing Eve" that they found in this mediocre novel the basis for a better than average tv show.This novel -- the introduction to a book series th...

  • Carol

    If you loved Killing Eve, chances are good you'll enjoy this. I loved it. Fast-paced, compelling plot progress. Villanelle is fascinating, efficient and quick on her feet. Enough details, but not too ...

  • Lo O'Neill

    Not going to lie the reason that I wanted to read this book was because I watched the BBC adaption Killing Eve and I completely loved that. However, this did bring up the worry for me that the book wo...

  • Ian

    The Girl with the Drag and Drop TattooThis book raises many questions, some of which are more easily answered than others.The big question is: can Luke Jennings keep both Villanelle and Eve alive long...

  • Josh

    A conglomerate of the wealthy controlling worldwide drug trafficking, politics, and banking interests known as The Twelve is threatened when a European underworld faction muscles in on their trade. In...

  • Charles

    Firstly, I read this entirely because I’m enjoying the TV Series , which is very good. Despite the differences the book adds details that make the TV Series richer. Secondly, unlike the TV Series, t...

  • Katie.dorny

    Probably closer to 3.5 stars but still hugely enjoyable for me.I love a good thriller and this ticked every box. I also love the fact are two main protagonists are females - that seems to rare in thri...

  • Toby

    The basis for the fantastic new TV show Killing Eve. All it has done is reinforce my infatuation with Phoebe Waller-Bridge as an incredibly talented writer (although I find it impossible to disentangl...

  • Miriam Smith

    "Codename Villanelle" written by Luke Jennings is a very entertaining and enjoyable book, I did struggle a little with the foreign names and places but once you familiarise yourself with them the stor...

  • Bill Lynas

    Killing Eve was a fast paced, sexy, violent, stylish & amusing TV series & that pretty much sums up the book too.While the series kept assassin Villanelle's real identity a secret for quite a while th...