Codename Villanelle

by Luke Jennings

Part of the Killing Eve series Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage

Codename Villanelle Synopsis

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. 

Codename Villanelle Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9781473666412
Publication date: 23/08/2018
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781473666412
Publication date: 23rd August 2018
Author: Luke Jennings
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy,
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

About Luke Jennings

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.

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