Codename Villanelle

Codename Villanelle

Book - 2018
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The breakneck thriller that inspired TV sensation Killing Eve , starring Sandra Oh, "unlike any other spy drama you've seen" ( Daily Beast ).

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.
Publisher: New York :, Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company,, 2018.
Edition: First North American edition.
ISBN: 9780316512527
Branch Call Number: FICTION Jennings Luke 03/2018


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The basis for the "Killing Eve" series is a cat-and-mouse chase between agent Eve Polaski and the mysterious assassin Villanelle. Both characters are fascinated by the other as the tension - and the stakes - build.

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Aug 07, 2020

fun quick read. If you're a fan of the tv show, you'll like the book. I think it's less fun than the show is, but I still enjoyed it.

Oct 01, 2019

Enjoyable, and quick read.

May 26, 2019

Solid read. Delicious!

Apr 14, 2019

I AM REALLY excited to read this and write a review!! I loved the TV series too! can't wait for season 2 in December. (i think)

Feb 28, 2019

Most horrible junk :(


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