#23. Ivana Ivanov
Ivana Ivanov is a killing machine, one of the deadliest women on the planet. Born in Russia, she began her career in bloodshed by serving with distinction with the Russian Ground Forces in the early 90s. From there, she transitioned to a position within the Spetsnaz GRU, Russia’s elite special forces, and for several years she took part in a series of top-secret missions, including a number of assassinations. The Spetsnaz are considered to be one of the toughest, best-trained special forces in the world, and within their ranks Ivana came to be one of their very best.
After retiring from military service, Ivana soon found work with Nikolai, a powerful Russian gangster. The nature of their connection is unknown, but whatever brought them together, it has left in Ivana an unwavering sense of loyalty to her employer. When Nikolai left for America several years ago, Ivana did not hesitate in going with him. Nikolai has of course taken advantage of this loyalty, with Ivana becoming his personal bodyguard. And whenever he needs a particularly elusive enemy tracked down and killed, there is no one better for the job than Ivana Ivanov.
Now, Nikolai has sent Ivana on a very special mission. Nikolai’s sources tell him the American Government have managed to lose something very important: an alien weapon, in the form of a blue, metallic tooth. It is Ivana’s job to find and retrieve that tooth, and kill whoever currently has it, and anyone else that happens to get in the way. Already, a trail of bodies have been left in her wake. But she is getting closer. And she will not stop until she has placed that tooth in Nikolai’s hands. Because when Ivana Ivanov is given a mission, she never fails.