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Codename Villanelle : The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series - Luke Jennings

Codename Villanelle

The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series

Paperback Published: 14th August 2018
ISBN: 9781473699427
Number Of Pages: 224

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Jason Bourne meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in an outrageously entertaining thriller

The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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.

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 *
A memorable protagonist . . . there is an extra sheen of glamour that makes Villanelle more a James Bond than a mere killer * Daily Mail *
Exciting and fun * Daily Express *
Like Ian Fleming, Jennings is at once tongue-in-cheek and serious . . . His version of 007 is great fun * Sunday Times *
Reads a little like Terry Hayes's I Am Pilgrim in miniature . . . the final pages are thrilling * The Spectator *

ISBN: 9781473699427
ISBN-10: 1473699428
Series: Killing Eve series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th August 2018
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1