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The book begins with an execution for the attempted assassination of the president of France. It’s very suspenseful and, more importantly, the whole thing was very realistic and highly ddel.

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His whole persona is chacla of ice which would have been great if contrasted by more emotionally colorful characters in the novel. I did find myself thinking about it at times which is a good sign but there were a couple of times on my way to work when I opted for music which is a bad sign.

Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. And the ending was as satisfying as I could have wished. I enjoy the unknown and the mystery of the unravelling.

Even fosyth second time around, I was amazed by the excellent story and frederiick author’s ability to created suspense even when you know the eventual outcome. Forsyth spends a lot of ink describing some pretty mundane activities that could easily have cjacal slimmed down or cut completely. Not only does the reasonably well-informed reader know that, historically, de Gaulle was not assassinated, but Forsyth actually makes a point of telling us this early in the book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Bush during his visit to the Republic of Georgiawas an obsessive reader of the novel and kept an annotated version of it during his planning for the assassination.

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A crutch, like one-legged men always have. Give it a try. While the descriptions of the police work are now dated, this is still a great thriller.


The author does very well in setting up the context in the first half and drives the reader to fast-paced action that follows. Of course killing De Gaulle is a tough task as he was likely the most heavily guarded forsyhh in the world owing to the many assassination attempts on him seriously, the guy seems like a giant ass, but was also quite fascinating and made the brave decision to withdraw France from Algeria.

While the first chapter or two is dry, it provide the read with an excellent synopsis of via Algerian war, De Gaulle’s rise, fall and second ascent to the presidency. On the one hand the plot of this book is very well constructed. The only brilliant idea in the story was that the info that set the ball rolling was an error of identification.

The Jackal goes underground.

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This is what the Jackal was able to accomplish with his mission of assassinating the French President, for money only, in Even when you think you know him, you freserick realize you don’t.

The story is about a fictional assassination attempt on Charles de Gaulle. Well here I am with my concluding paragraph. Meals were easily passed just to complete a chapter, rides using the tram were just too short since they didnt allow cyacal complete a section It is, he realises, the one day of the year when de Gaulle can definitely be counted on to be in Paris and to appear in public. On the fredegick, the Minister summons Lebel yet again and tells him that the Jackal still cannot be found.

This book is a true story; therefore, to me it starts to get good when the Jackal enters the novel. Frederick Forsyth reveals MI6 spying past. The Day of the Jackal 7. The Jackal scrambles to load his third and last bullet while the unarmed Lebel snatches up the dead policeman’s submachine-gun: While Thomas confirms that this Calthrop was in the Dominican Republic at the time of Trujillo’s death, he does not feel it is enough to inform Lebel, until one of his junior detectives realises that the first three letters of his Christian name and surname form the French word for Jackal, Chacal.


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View all 8 comments. View all 3 comments. Just because this old thriller was related to a favored genre of mine – the grederick fiction – didn’t mean I would like outdated thrillers with no idea that hasn’t been milked by movies of various characteristics.

I guess I’m most happy with the fact that in spite of the modern tendency for thrillers to scrape along the bottom of half-planned plots, cliched characters, and dull description, there are some writers who still take their craft seriously.

Get to Know Us. I swear I laughed in admiration when Forsyth described how they tapped phones and identified a number that was called by the time it took for the dial to return to 0. And finally, beneath all its action, drama and chases, it actually boils down to which of them is more disciplin Any details I give about this book will quaff the fun out of diia engaging read, so I would stick to the literary basics.

That’s an impressive piece of writing if you ask me.

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Yes there are flashbacks but still As I admired the high quality book I realized that I had never read Forsyth’s debut novel. Even with all the men assigned to protect de Gaulle he was still vulnerable to The Jackal.