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The remaining OAS leaders, now hiding in Foorsyth, decide to make another attempt, and hire a professional British assassin, who chooses the code name “Jackal”.

They know how to kill and have killed, but to assassinate a public figure like de Gaulle requires something more than just someone motivated to kill him. Even the second time around, I was amazed by forrsyth excellent story and the author’s ability to created suspense even when you know the eventual outcome.

The Novels: The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth

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In spite of knowing the end, would the audience sit still? Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

First edition, eighth impression. Lebel shoots the Jackal, killing him. Some small closed tears with rubbing to the edges in places.

The Day of the Jackal: Book Review

This is what the Jackal was able to accomplish with his mission of assassinating the French President, for money only, in Personally I didn’t find the story hurt by the rather sparse character development. My site uses cookies.

Phones with dialling discs! It was later made into a film of the same name. While he had been talking it had quietly become August That is a helluva lot for just one novel’s resume. Forsyth had something else in his favour. Some of the detail seemed to drag a bit, but overall, it was excellent.


I never really ready a crime thriller before this book unless anyone concideres “The Broker” one. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Africa has been overrun by them across the continent, and they are from Europe, and know Africa and can assess the situation and do the job for a price fredeirck can well afford, with competence and without fleecing him.

My one complaint is his over-specificity.

Showing of 4, reviews. Through one small twist of fate, the French authorities learn of the plot, and assign Claude Lebel, their best detective, to find “The Jackal. Saturday, October 18, Book is straight and tight. A killer at the top of his profession. Good character development with enough personal flaws to make it realistic. SpyThrillerHistorical novel. I did an event with Freddy years ago in Australia and I was so nervous to meet him but he was such a charming gentleman–and very kind to me.

Now dad provided the “men’s action novel” section of my parent’s library. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What if the OAS hired a professional hitman, who was able to penetrate the rings of security around De Gaulle?

The president was then shot and finally hacked to death with machetes. Having sneaked into a suitable apartment to shoot from, the Jackal prepares his weapon and takes aim at de Corsyth head, but his jackaal shot misses by a fraction of an inch when de Gaulle unexpectedly leans forward to kiss the cheeks of the veteran he is honouring. The sequence was filmed during a real parade, leading to confusion; the crowd many of whom were unaware that a film was being shot mistook the actors portraying police officers for real officers, and many tried to help them arrest the “suspects” they were apprehending in the crowd.


Book Review The Gun Seller: Great Russell StreetBloomsbury, London. But finding the Jackal is not so easy, and he always seems to be one step ahead of them until the last shattering moment.

The only brilliant idea in the story was that the info that set the ball rolling was an error of identification. My Life in Intrigue. Most covers for The Jacckal of the Jackal the have used either jackals or views through sniper scopes.

The Day Of the Jackal by Forsyth, Frederick

Bank rated it really liked it Sep 18, All three are great action stories that still appeal. While the actual details of the Jackal’s true identity and his planning are not well known, the author does an amazing job of taking the facts and filling in the blanks with some educated guesses.

Step by step the reader follows the Englishgent as he arranges the creation of false identities, the design and production of the perfect weapon, extensively studies de Gaulle, selects the appropriate time and place for the kill, and identifies his escape route.

The book begins in with the historical failed attempt on de Gaulle’s life freddrick by Col. If one is curious vorsyth to how the story could be amped up see the movie version “The Jackal” with Bruce Willis and Sidney Poitier.