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Using these real facts from history Chzcal creates a fictional assassination plot against Charles de Gaulle, where the OAS frustrated with their repeated attempts of failure, hires a British contract killer – only known as ‘The Jackal’ – to kill De Gaulle.

Hopefully other espionage novels aren’t like this one, otherwise I’m out of a genera Audiobook Comments Simon Prebble read this one and If you are in It doesn’t matter to write one more review about this book when it has already received zillions of accolades but i couldn’t stop myself to write a crisp review. So please indulge me as I provide a longish backstory before actually getting into my review because that is part of the fun. If you are a seller for this product, would you chacak to suggest updates through seller support?

Chacap they do have in their favor is manpower, organization and the French bureaucracy yes you heard that right – red tape and endless paperwork makes a valuable contribution on their side. Clair, a personal aide to the President and one of the cabinet members, discloses what the government knows to his mistress Denise, who passes this information on to her OAS contact.

Lebel becomes suspicious of what the rest of the council label the Jackal’s apparent “good luck”, and has the telephones of all the members tappedwhich leads him to discover the OAS agent.

A must read thriller. He first calls upon his ” old boy network ” of foreign intelligence and police contacts to inquire if they have any records of a top-class political assassin. The Jackal will use anyone and anything to win this game he has started.

In Paris, he sneaks an impression of the frosyth to a flat that overlooks the Place du 18 juin That threw this reader completely. It was later made into a film of the same name. And finally, beneath all its action, drama and chases, it actually boils freddrick to which of them is more disciplin Any details I give about this book will quaff the fun out of this engaging read, so I would stick to the literary basics. They have discovered the plot by the OAS after some rather unsavory moments with a ell of their inner circle.


I tend to prefer my thrillers to be a bit more action oriented than this was. However, one of Thomas’s subordinates suggests that if the assassin were an Englishman, but primarily operated abroad, he would most probably come to the attention of the Secret Intelligence Service. Hotel Colombia, GenoaLiguriaItaly. 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 chcaal both the French forsyty and the OAS itself.

In his memoir The OutsiderForsyth wrote that during his time in France he briefly considered that the OAS might successfully assassinate de Gaulle if they hired a man or team who were completely unknown to French authorities — an idea he would later expand upon in Jackal. The sequence was filmed during a real parade, leading to confusion; the crowd many of drl 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.

This means that one starts the novel knowing that the plot is a failure, but it still pulls one into the story.

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After Madame de Montpellier’s body is discovered and her car recovered at the railway station, Lebel initiates an open manhunt, no longer hindered by secrecy concerns. It doesn’t matter to write one more review about this book when it has already received zillions of accolades but i couldn’t stop myself to write a crisp review.

His expertise on guns, disguising the identity, choosing the liberation day to kill the president, Role of Claude Lebel, how to track Jackal when there was not even enough technology compared to the present, i m awestruck, not only the content, this book is written with such brevity, u won’t even feel like anything has been added to increase the length of the book.

Well I think it’s a cracking good suspense novel. It opens with an actual historic event, an attempted assassination on French President Charles de Gaulle.

When asked to provide his best detective, Police Commissioner Berthier recommends his deputy, Claude Lebel. Bruce Willis plays The Jackal. The only brilliant idea in the story was that the info that set the ball rolling was an error of identification.


Any details I give about this book will quaff the fun out of this engaging read, so I would stick to the literary basics. And then of course, we have the main character, The Jackal, deel is charming and almost made me forget that he is the baddie of the piece.

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The author does very well in setting up the context in the first half and drives the reader to fast-paced action that follows. The character of the French Detective is a small, unassuming and henpecked man but his looks belie his sharp intellect and tenacity.

This is, without question, the best thriller I have ever read. While the Bruce Willis version adapted the book to an American setting, the original was slavishly loyal to the book and excellent to boot. When he visits a forger to obtain fake papers, we get to see him return. It’s as though Forsyth investigated the events as they occurred and wrote them down from memory. With a meticulous personality and obsession for planning to the last minute detail, ‘The Jackal’ will be one of the most intriguing and enigmatic characters ever created in the thriller genre.

Day of the Jackal is an archetype of the modern “techno-thriller”. The lengths the assassination has to go to achieve his mission and the preparations he makes are impressive. View all 13 comments. One of the things that I like about Goodreads is that it’s more than just a bunch of book reviews.

Una plaga de espías: EL DIA DEL CHACAL, de Frederick Forsyth (Columba)

Chadal special emergency powers to conduct his investigation, Lebel does everything possible to uncover the Jackal’s identity. A group of disaffected former military officers fail repeatedly to kill the president of France, so they hire a professional. Charles de Gaulle survived six assassination attempts, which is pretty crazy. Sep 24, Paul Alkazraji rated it really liked it.

Since my native language is Arabic not english, I had difficulties understanding the first chapetr, especially with the small letters used in the edition I b I was walking around a library in Malesya when I found a shelf selling “classic” books.