Argylle is the newest spy thriller laying the groundwork for the highly anticipated blockbuster film directed by Matthew Vaughn. With a star-studded cast featuring Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Samuel L Jackson, John Cena, and Dua Lipa, the novel and movie is capturing audiences worldwide.
At the heart of the story is a Russian magnate’s grand vision to restore a nation, setting off a chain of events that will thrust the world to the brink of chaos. The only hope lies with Frances Coffey, the CIA’s most revered spymaster, who recognises the need for someone extraordinary to counter the threat.
Meet Argylle – a character whose life took a drastic turn as a teenager, leaving him detached from the world. A moment of brilliance propels him into the sights of Frances, who sees the untapped potential in his dark past. Frances realises it may give him the perfect skill set to join the team against one of the most powerful men in the world. As Argylle undergoes a crash course in espionage, we are taken on a globe-trotting journey – from the jungles of Thailand to Monaco and the monasteries of Mount Athos.
Argylle is a death-defying rollercoaster ride! Author Elly Conway brilliantly weaves together action, suspense and character development, showcasing Argylle’s transformation into a formidable asset. The tension between Argylle, Frances and the team also adds depth to the high-stakes mission. The vivid descriptions of exotic locations also create a striking backdrop for the unfolding drama.
Who exactly is Elly Conway? The mysterious author has piqued the curiosity of many. There has been plenty of speculation, especially as she has not made any public appearances. According to her publisher, we know she lives in the USA and is currently working on the next instalment in the series.
Reviewer: Andrea Molloy