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Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
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really liked it
bookshelves: own, read_2018, thriller

A conglomerate of the wealthy controlling worldwide drug trafficking, politics, and banking interests known as The Twelve is threatened when a European underworld faction muscles in on their trade. In response, they dispatch a lethal killer known only by her handle; Villanelle, to take care of the problem. Unbeknownst to The Twelve, Villanelle's bloody footprint will be closely followed by an industrious MI5 agent, Eve, commencing a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Codename Villanelle is a fast, action-orientated thriller which spans multiple continents, switching POV's between the deadly antagonist and the determined protagonist to provide a well rounded story showcasing both sides of the equation.

My rating: 4/5 stars. This is the first in a new series featuring Villanelle and establishes the character really well; balancing out the backstory amid the present day setting while maintaining a frenetic momentum throughout. With the episodic-like action sequences well executed and engaging cast of characters, this series looks to be a winner.
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Reading Progress

November 2, 2018 – Shelved
November 2, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 2, 2018 – Shelved as: own
November 4, 2018 – Started Reading
November 4, 2018 –
page 143
November 6, 2018 – Finished Reading
November 7, 2018 – Shelved as: read_2018
November 7, 2018 – Shelved as: thriller

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