The day of the Jackal: a novel
One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who, in the spring of 1963, was hired to assassinate General Charles de Gaulle.
France was infuriated by Charles de Gaulle's withdrawal from Algeria, and there were six known attempts to assassinate the general that failed. This novel dramatizes the seventh, mostly deadly attempt, involving a professional killer for hire who would be unknown to the French Police. His code name was Jackal, his price half a million dollars, and his demand total secrecy, even from his employers.
Step by painstaking step, we follow the Jackal in his meticulous planning, from the fashioning of a specially made rifle to the devising of his approach to the time and the place where the general is to meet the Jackal's bullet. The only obstacle in his path is a small, diffident, rumpled policeman, who happens to be considered by his boss the best detective in France: Deputy Commissaire Claude Lebel.
Assassins -- Fiction
Assassins -- France -- Fiction
Attempted assassination -- Fiction
France -- Fiction
Gaulle, Charles de
Gaulle, Charles de, -- 1890-1970 -- Assassination attempt -- Fiction
Gaulle, Charles de, -- 1890-1970 -- Assassination attempts -- Fiction
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|Grouping Author||forsyth frederick|
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|author||Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-|
|author2-role||Blackstone Audiobooks., Prebble, Simon.|
|available_at_catalog||Annex, Main Kids, Main Library|
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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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|isbn||9780451239372, 9780553266306, 9780670259366, 9780762188666, 9781101604670, 9781441711649, 9781483058443, 9781568492797|
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|publishDate||1971, 2009, 2012|
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|subject_facet||Assassins -- Fiction, Assassins -- France -- Fiction, Attempted assassination -- Fiction, Audiobooks, France -- Fiction, Gaulle, Charles de, -- 1890-1970 -- Assassination attempt -- Fiction, Gaulle, Charles de, -- 1890-1970 -- Assassination attempts -- Fiction|
|title_display||The day of the Jackal|
|title_full||The Day of the Jackal, The day of the Jackal / Frederick Forsyth, The day of the jackal [sound recording] : a novel / by Frederick Forsyth|
|title_short||The day of the Jackal|
|topic_facet||Assassination attempt, Assassination attempts, Assassins, Attempted assassination, Audiobooks, Fiction, Gaulle, Charles de, Suspense, Thriller|