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Full Name: Katla Sieltjes
Nationality: Dutch
Organization: None
Occupation Assassin

Creator: Martyn V. Halm
Time Span: 2012 - 2015


Katla Sieltjes is a freelance assassin.

She kills people. Anyone is game. Nobody is immune.

She does it for money only - there is no patriotic fervor that makes her put her life at risk to take the life of some enemy of the state. She has no interest in politics, causes, or goals. Except to make money. And not get caught.

A factor that has helped her stay for the most part under the radar is that she has a specialty which makes her very much in demand and often overlooked afterwards. She tries to kill in such a way as to make investigators end up ruling natural causes or unfortunate accidents. If no one thinks there has been a crime, no one goes looking for a criminal.

Europe is the area that Sieltjes plies her trade. Mostly she prefers to work in her native Netherlands and in such a big city as Amsterdam, there is enough work available to keep some like her busy but she will travel when needed and when the price is right. When we first meet her she is just returning to Holland from the States.

One thing she most definitely is not is an operative for an intelligence organization and has never wanted to be. She is, however, very much someone a few in such departments for more than one country would love to be able to talk to. Or failing that, get rid of. Though she is for the most part still in the shadows with no one really having a bead on her, her results have spoken volumes and angered a considerable amount of people working for an alphabet bureau.

[It is really for that reason she has an entry in this compendium. So many agents contained herein go after international assassins because of important people they have taken out. She is one of those sought.]

A couple of interesting comments from her during the first recorded adventure tell a great deal about this young woman who kills so easily and with no conscience afterwards:

- "To hone skills, it is necessary to exercise them."

- When asked if she was trying to make a joke, she responds, "I wouldn't know. I'm not a comedian".


Number of Books:4
First Appearance:2012
Last Appearance:2015

1 Reprobate Reprobate
Written by Martyn V. Halm
Copyright: 2012

One of her rules of trade is she only kills for profit or self-protection. That is why Katla Sieltjes decided to not kill the blind man who she encountered on one of her jobs. It would be an act to bring a lot of trouble in her life as a result.
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2 Peccadillo Peccadillo
Written by Martyn V. Halm
Copyright: 2012

Katla Sieltjes does not normally make enemies since she usually leaves them dead so quickly. Now, though, she is being sought by the Kay Hong, a criminal gang in Amsterdam, and they seem ready to team up with others to get her.
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3 Rogue Rogue
Written by Martyn V. Halm
Copyright: 2013

Katla Sieltjes learns too late that her latest target is really just bait to draw her out and eliminate her. Once she catches on, she finds that the German BKA as well and American Homeland Security and DEA are all working with the Dutch Intelligence to ensnare her.
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4 Ghosting Ghosting
Written by Martyn V. Halm
Copyright: 2015

Though she had managed to just escape from the attention of the intelligences teams going after her, Katla Sieltjes' troubles are far from over with a brother in trouble and someone definitely out to force her into doing things she hoped to quit.
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Number of Stories:4
First Appearance:2012
Last Appearance:2014

1 Locked Room Locked Room
Written by Martyn V. Halm
Copyright: 2012

The assignment for Katla Sieltjes is to take out a wealthy physician responsible for the death of the wife of her client. Complicating the contract is the demand the crime be done in the target's penthouse in an apartment building extremely well guarded.
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2 Microchip Murder Microchip Murder
Written by Martyn V. Halm
Copyright: 2012

The contract is to take out an industrial spy who is trying to sell a stolen microchip holding very valuable software. The client wants more than just the death, though, he wants the chip back. Unfortunately, the target knows someone is coming for him and those planning to buy the chip are determined to protect him.
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3 Fundamental Error Fundamental Error
Written by Martyn V. Halm
Copyright: 2013

The client of Karla Sieltjes wants her to stop his brother, a recent convert to Islam, from committing a mass-murder in the biggest shopping area of Amsterdam. To do so, she has to start thinking like her target.
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4 Aconite Attack Aconite Attack
Written by Martyn V. Halm
Copyright: 2014

Recounting the first contract that Katla Sieltjes took as a freelance killer, this one has her hired to remove the playboy partner of a modelling agency who is partying all profits away.
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There must be something seriously wrong with me that I get such a kick out of really awesome women doing really dangerous things against really bad people. Maybe it be because I had an older sister who could have, had she chosen to be, well, homicidal, have been one of these women. She taught me to treat women right because it is the correct thing to do and because many of them can prove it.

So, Katla is one kick-butt operative that I love following. The series is apparently finished but if there ever were any more, I would get them.


My Grade: B+


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