The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal

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by Frederick Forsyth
     
 

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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.

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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.

"The Day Of The Jackal makes such comparable books that The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold seems like Hardy Boy mysteries." — The New York Times

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Frederick Forsyth's classic contribution to the thriller genre is The Day of the Jackal, an electrifying story about a man who is known only as the Jackal, the world's most dangerous, enigmatic, and elusive assassin. The Jackal has a new and extremely dangerous contract: to kill Charles de Gaulle, the world's most heavily guarded man. Definitely among the all-time greats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553266306
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1982
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile:
1100L (what's this?)

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“Forsyth is truly the world’s reigning master of suspense”—Los Angeles Times

“When it comes to espionage, international intrigue, and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master.” —The Washington Post Book World

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

“Inventive, organized, believable, and absolutely spellbinding…Suspense fiction at its very best and a cliffhanger par excellence.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A masterpiece tour de force of crisp, sharp, suspenseful writing…It’s an awful cliché to say that ‘you won’t be able to put this book down,’ but cliché or not, it’s the truth.”—The Wall Street Journal

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Meet the Author

Frederick Forsyth is the author of fifteen novels and short story collections. A former Air Force pilot, and print and television reporter for the BBC, he has had four movies and two television miniseries made from his works. The Day of the Jackal won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel in 1972.

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