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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He tests it in a forest glade in the Ardennes, and then welds it under the chassis of his sports car as he journeys towards Paris.

I read the book while still in my teens and fell in love with the idea of spies and assassins and political intrigue. What they do not count on is that some of these mercenaries care not only for their own lives but for one another, forsyyh that includes more than skin colour, and beyond the comrades in arms from Africa.

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Jul 15, Varun rated it really liked it. Sep 24, Paul Alkazraji rated it really liked it. This is such a good book that I consider it a jewel. Mom is the intellectual with a couple different university diplomas. Even with all the men assigned to protect de Gaulle he was still vulnerable to The Jackal.

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

A rare advance reading copy of Forsyth’s first book. The story is the action as it moves inexorably closer to the assassination attempt, but for the younger readers there is a definite lack of car chases, gunfights, thrilling escapes and an explosive climax. 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 we follow the detectives as they ransack flats, hunt through files and set up road blocks to try to stop the Jackal.

All of this knowledge was poured in. Myri Alonzo rated it really liked it Feb 28, Jan 27, Pramod Nair rated it it was amazing Shelves: Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. Chris rated it off liked it Apr 15, Elizabeth Lee rated it it was amazing Jan 08, And then of course, we have the main character, The Jackal, who is charming and almost made me forget that he is the baddie of the piece.

That’s an impressive piece of writing if you ask me. Rare Book Cellar Published: Externally, very smart with some shelfwear and handling marks only. At the end you feel like you really know them.

The Forsyth thriller typically involves a mysterious and often shady organisation hiring the services of an equally enigmatic outsider to accomplish a seemingly insurmountable task, describing how this is accomplished in minute detail. Before, thrillers were self-evidently works of the imagination.

Log-in or create an account first! Well I think it’s a cracking good suspense novel. A few sentences about a president’s background and then it’s onto the meat of the story.

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There are those that care for Africa itself – and what is more most of them do, more than they care for rich businessmen of Europe. To that end he bribes the scientist to shred his real report and one realises the scientist’s daughter being handicapped perhaps saved his life – else he might have refused to sell his integrity and been straight murdered and been written off as accident.


I read The Odessa File when I was ten years old. The assets and procedure the French police use to track him down is equally impressive. This book is a true story; therefore, to me it starts to get good when the Jackal enters the novel. I completely lov I didn’t realize how hooked I was on this book until I was actually dismayed at the thought of the Jackal being caught by the detective. Thomas settled back in the armchair to try and get some sleep.

The kicker is that there are quite literally vrederick clues to go on. If you wish to see more frsderick my most recent book frederickk movie reviews, visit http: The First UK printing published by Hutchinson freederick Published October 4th by Bantam forsuth published August 6th His – the surviving witness’s – suicide, and the discovery of his diary that is then handed over to a reporter, starts the story and brings us to the organisation that was formed to protect precisely those criminals, ODESSA.

Printed wrappers, some soiling, else very good.