Codename Villanelle / Luke Jennings.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First North American edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Notes:
      "Watch the hit tv series adaptation Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh"--Cover.
    • Other Titles:
      Code name Villanelle.
    • ISBN:
      0316512524
      9780316512527
    • Accession Number:
      2017956879
    • Accession Number:
      on1011205815
      1011205815
    • Accession Number:
      fay.568815
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JENNINGS, L. Codename Villanelle. First North American edition. [s. l.]: Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ISBN 0316512524. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568815. Acesso em: 21 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Jennings L. Codename Villanelle. First North American edition. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company; 2018. Accessed September 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568815
    • APA:
      Jennings, L. (2018). Codename Villanelle (First North American edition.). Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jennings, Luke. 2018. Codename Villanelle. First North American edition. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568815.
    • Harvard:
      Jennings, L. (2018) Codename Villanelle. First North American edition. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568815 (Accessed: 21 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jennings, L 2018, Codename Villanelle, First North American edition., Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, viewed 21 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Jennings, Luke. Codename Villanelle. First North American edition., Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568815.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jennings, Luke. Codename Villanelle. First North American edition. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568815.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jennings L. Codename Villanelle [Internet]. First North American edition. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company; 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568815

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 March #1

Unrepentant murderess Oxana Vorontsova was plucked from a brutal Russian prison by Konstantin (the death broker for a cabal of powerful businessmen) and reborn as the elite assassin Villanelle. After years of killing beneath the radar, Villanelle becomes visible to a worthy adversary when she assassinates controversial Russian political agitator, Viktor Kedrin, in London. In the assassination's fallout, Eve Polastri's failure to accurately assess the threat to Kedrin results in her dismissal from MI6 and leaves her determined to catch the killer who destroyed her career. Eve is hired by a covert government task force hunting Villanelle's shadowy employers, and she jumps on her nemesis' trail with zeal. In the meantime, Villanelle continues eliminating her employer's targets in Shanghai and Odessa, where she takes thrill-seeking risks that could come back to haunt her. Detailed portrayals of Villanelle's globe-hopping hits and Eve's strategic hunt create strong suspense, but character-driven readers may find the key players predictable. Still, this is a promising series setup, especially if the coming episodes add layers to these deadly femmes. An upcoming BBC America series based on the Jennings novels may spur interest. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 May #2

Superior prose and a cracker jack plot lift this exceptional spy thriller and series launch from Jennings (Beauty Story). Assassin Oxana Vorontsova, who was once a linguistics student at the University of Perm, is employed by someone she knows only as Konstantin, who works for a secret international organization called the Twelve, a dozen men who decide which evildoers who threaten the stability of the world should die. Three years earlier, Konstantin rescued Oxana from the Dobryanka women's remand center in the Ural Mountains, where she was serving time for murdering three gangsters. After a year of intensive training, Oxana now goes by the code name Villanelle. After carrying out several assigned killings, she guns down Russian political theorist Viktor Kedrin in London, which brings her to the attention of former British MI5 agent Eve Polastri, who was in charge of protecting Kedrin. Eve slowly begins putting together the pieces of the Villanelle puzzle. The wide-open ending points to more to come in the struggle between these two resourceful antagonists. Readers will eagerly await the sequel. (July)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.