THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH
“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The New York Times
The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily guarded man.
One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Frederick Forsyth’s political thriller felt very timely when it was first published in 1971; nearly 50 years later, The Day of the Jackal is still tense and suspenseful enough to keep us up long past bedtime. The story follows the mysterious Jackal’s plan to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle and cunning detective Claude Lebel’s attempt to snuff out the crime before it happens. Forsyth lays out both plotlines with a chilling sense of evenhandedness; the details surrounding the charismatic assassin’s planning and training are just as fascinating as Lebel’s dogged police work.
Great story , although sometimes had the tendency of dragging on as the author goes into great detail explaining minor characters at great length . Also goes into a lot of detail explaining locations that unless you are familiar with Paris only end up confusing you. I found the Jackal himself to be the best part of the story, he’s smart and methodical. Although it could have had a better ending . I found myself somewhat unsatisfied. All in all I definitely enjoyed reading this book!
This book grabs you early on and holds your attention throughout with unforeseen turns and high tension even though you know from history the ultimate outcome. Wonderfully written and fun to read.
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This is the best book I have ever enjoyed