THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH “The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable. Charles Cumming: Forty years on, few books have changed the literary landscape like Frederick Forsyth’s political thriller. Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal allows the reader to cover both options in one. It has also acquired a rare sheen of international.

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This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. While the first chapter or two is dry, it provide the read with an excellent synopsis of the Algerian war, De Gaulle’s rise, fall and second ascent to the presidency. He became one of the youngest pilots in the Royal Air Force at 19, where he served on National Service from to Engaged by the OAS and given complete operational control over the assignment, the forsyyh of this section of the book details…. Near Fine with no dust jacket Fhe I once read somewhere that when taking a book on holiday, you should read something set in a completely different area to where you are headed.

Younger readers will probably find Day of the Jackal to be dull with not enough action. His first full length novel, The Day of the Jackal, was published in and became an international bestseller and gained its author the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel. Dustwrapper generally smart with some edgewear.

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth. The OAS has a grudge against de Gaulle and after several failed assassination attempts they realize that they have a leak and they decide to hire a professional assassin.

In a way that is good and bad. Heel of spine has slight shelf-wear, shiny red print on spine is slightly rubbed at the border, oof unmarked, tight, square and clean.

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This is likely the reason it was still an amazing read the second time around. One of the things that I like about Goodreads is that it’s more than just a bunch of book reviews.


A few sentences about a president’s background and then it’s onto the meat of the story. The result is a completely believable and engaging story. This was the quintessential thriller during my teens, where we keep on rooting for the villain while praying thhe the same time that he doesn’t succeed. The character of the French Detective is a small, unassuming and henpecked man but his looks belie his sharp intellect and tenacity.

The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Terrific secondhand store chain offering a great selection of used books among other things.

So, so many details, dates and people. My only complaint came that I felt it was a little too short, especially frederck the end. Jack rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Morgan rated it really liked it Dec 15, Argoud’s deputy, Lt-Col Marc Rodin, carefully examines their few remaining options and establishes that the only way to succeed in killing de Gaulle is to hire a professional assassin from outside the organisation, someone completely unknown to both the French authorities and the OAS itself. Log-in or create an account first! I try not to get excited about movies straying from the source material.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mom is the intellectual with a couple different university diplomas. The French secret service capture and torture an OAS bodyguard who knows a little about the plot, but not the identity of the assassin.

The jackal was well rounded and a superbly efficient professional only to be matched by an equally efficient professional police office in Claude Lebel.

Don’t have a Kindle? His debut had a documentary sense of realism that all but convinced the public they were reading a work of non-fiction. Jackal, 1 8 19 Jun 17, Bound in red, white and blue dah in peephole slipcase that fredericl a profile of DeGaulle on the front panel of the book.

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I One of the things that I like about Goodreads is that it’s more than just a bunch of book reviews. If you are into spy novels go for it blindly. Copyright by Frederick Forsythe Despite the significant amount of superi To those that gave this 4 or 5 stars …I completely get it…I really do. He’s the freserick killer, using money, sex, drugs and whatever other freserick are at his disposal to get the job done.

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Actually ,in fairness to the older generation, many novelists were doing that back in as well, but remember that Forsyth was a journalist.

Sign up to fredsrick offers and updates: Forsyth clearly belongs among the top ranks of the great thriller writers. As he turned the key in the lock and caught the first shrill rebuke of his wife, the clock chimed midnight and it was August To those that gave this 4 or 5 stars …I completely get it…I really do. Forsyth had befriended several of the president’s bodyguards; he had even reported from the scene of a failed assassination attempt — an account of this real-life incident opens the novel.

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A book for the beach: The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Meticulously researched in which the characters function in our reality with all the drawbacks. It opens with an actual historic event, an attempted assassination on French President Charles de Gaulle.

De Gaulle had granted Algeria its independence, incurring the wrath of the ultra-right: To his surprise, Thomas is summoned in person by the Prime Minister unnamed, but most probably intended to represent Harold Macmillanwho informs him that word of his inquiries has reached higher circles in the British government. This is what the Jackal was able to accomplish with his mission of assassinating the French President, for money only, in Smiles4V rated it liked it Apr 18,