Villani is a gangster and only gained control of the Orbiting Death and her crime syndicate on Orbital Station One when she allegedly murdered crime boss, Skikka the Death. Villani was Sikka's second-in-command.
Villani had a consort who was a popular actress named Grace McDermott. Without Villani's knowledge Grace was dating Orbiting Death football player Ju Tweedy. When Grace was found dead and Ju Tweedy is accused of the murder, Villani releases Tweedy from his contract with the Orbiting Death and thus removing his immunity protection from the law.
Fan Based Character
The character of Anna Villani is named after the devoted junkie by the same name and whose avatar is pictured at the left. This dedicated junkie can be found as an active member on the official Scott Sigler website forums under the user name of Just_Another_Junkie.