Author: Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-
Title: The day of the Jackal / Frederick Forsyth.
Publisher: London, Eng : Corgi, 1975, c1971.
Description: 382 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: Corgi books ; 9
Notes: Originally published .. by Hutchinson.
Condition: well thumbed: creasing to cover and spine, light water stain to bottom edge of first few pages
One man with a rifle who can change the course of history.
Who is he?
Can he be found before the day of the jackal?
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.
?As a political thriller it is virtually in a class by itself; subtle, fast-moving, superbly written, unputdownable, easily beating Ian Fleming on his own ground. The entire French background is convincing, and beautifully atmospheric ? down to the last whiff of Galouise?