The Day of the Jackal


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One of the greatest thrillers of all time, The Day of the Jackal is a novel about a professional assassin who is contracted by the OAS, a French dissident paramilitary organization, to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. Using his own specialised knowledge assembled from his journalistic work and encounters with mercenaries, Forsyth creates a spine-tingling suspenseful tale told in a convincing realistic documentary style. We follow the Jackal, the unnamed assassin, as he plans meticulously for his mission ...

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Jul 3, 2015

Even though this book is now over 40 years old, it still holds your attention. Forsyth goes into details about how the assassin obtains information, his equipment, strategy and the way he does it. If you like good old fashion 'cat and mouse' you'll enjoy this book.

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