The Day of the Jackal: The legendary assassination thriller (Paperback)
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Published: 07/04/2011
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Waterstones Says

A daring exercise in subverting reader expectations, Forsyth’s speculative thriller about the potential assassination of de Gaulle continues to set pulses racing. With a narrative like a tightly coiled spring and a structure that piles on the tension with every chapter, The Day of the Jackal is a master-class in sustained suspense.    

50th Anniversary Edition with a new introduction by Lee Child

'In a class by itself. Unputdownable.' - The Sunday Times 

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of the struggle to catch a killer before it's too late.

It is 1963 and an anonymous Englishman has been hired by the Operations Chief of the O.A.S. to murder General de Galle. A failed attempt in the previous year means the target will be nearly impossible to get to.

But this latest plot involves a lethal weapon: an assassin of legendary talent. Known only as The Jackal this remorseless and deadly killer must be stopped, but how do you track a man who exists in name alone?

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099557364
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"In a class by itself. Unputdownable." Sunday Times "Mr Forsyth is clever. Very clever and immensely entertaining." Daily Telegraph "I was spellbound ... riveted by this chilling story." Guardian "It is no exaggeration to say The Day of the Jackal has influenced a generation of thriller writers... Before, thrillers were self-evidently works of the imagination. Forsyth changed all that; never before had a popular novelist created a world that seemed indistinguishable from real life... Few writers can claim to have changed the literary landscape. Forty years ago, a penniless British journalist, unwittingly or not, did just that" Guardian

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“Unique thriller”

This much recommended thriller does not disappoint. Clearly an inspiration to the like of Lee Child who writes an introduction in this fiftieth anniversary edition.

Forsyth writes in a journalistic style which keeps... More

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