The Day of the Jackal
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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH
“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The New York Times
The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily guarded man.
One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal.
This book grabs you early on and holds your attention throughout with unforeseen turns and high tension even though you know from history the ultimate outcome. Wonderfully written and fun to read.
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This is the best book I have ever enjoyed
All Time Great Thriller!
In its structure, pacing, plot and characters, DOTJ stands out as one of, perhaps THE greatest thrillers of all time. The movie based on the book - the original with Edward Fox, not the horrendous monstrosity with Bruce Willis - is also superb.
When one reads Forsyth, one recalls what a great writer in an oft-maligned genre can achieve.