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The basis for KILLING EVE, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
She is the perfect assassin. A Russian orphan, saved from the death penalty for the brutal revenge she took on her gangster father's killers. Ruthlessly trained. Given a new life. New names, new faces - whichever fits. Her paymasters call themselves The Twelve. But she knows nothing of them. Konstantin is the man who saved her, and the one she answers to. She is Villanelle. Without conscience. Without guilt. Without weakness. Eve Polastri is the woman who hunts her. MI5, until one error of judgment costs her everything. Then stopping a ruthless assassin becomes more than her job. It becomes personal.
Originally published as ebook singles: Codename Villanelle, Hollowpoint, Shanghai and Odessa.
Reads a little like Terry Hayes's I Am Pilgrim in miniature . . . the final pages are thrilling - The Spectator
Like Ian Fleming, Jennings is at once tongue-in-cheek and serious . . . His version of 007 is great fun - Sunday Times
Exciting and fun - Daily Express
A memorable protagonist . . . there is an extra sheen of glamour that makes Villanelle more a James Bond than a mere killer - Daily Mail
A short howitzer of a novel . . . Jennings writes at supersonic speed, packing in an impressive number of violent set pieces and sex scenes. The breakneck pace is undeniably addictive but he also displays an offbeat sense of humour - Metro
Publication date: 23/08/2018
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||23rd August 2018|
|Publisher:||John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller,|
Luke Jennings is the author of three novels, including the Booker Prize-longlisted Atlantic. As a journalist he has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Time, as well as all the British quality papers, and he is currently the dance critic of the Observer. He is married with three children, lives in North London, and fishes whenever he can.More About Luke Jennings