The Day of the Jackal has ratings and reviews. Jeffrey said: ”A professional does not act out of fervour and is therefore more calm and less. Dr.J.G. said: The Day of The Jackal: Few sources could have let the world outside The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth made a huge impression on my. THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH “The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable.

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Terrific secondhand store chain offering a great selection of used books among other things. He also claims one of his later books, The Dogs of War, was used as a guide to the invasion of the Comoros Islands ferderick the French mercenary Bob Denard in Jul 15, Varun rated it really liked it. Most of the inquiries are fruitless, but in the United Kingdom, jackkal inquiry is eventually passed on to the Special Branch of Scotland Yardand another veteran detective, Superintendent Bryn Thomas.

The Viking Press, []. As the two men looked towards each other unknowingly above the waters of the Seine, the varied chimes of the churches of Paris ushered in August Akefmozid rated it really liked it May 11, Lebel and the policeman burst in.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Forsyth changed all that; never before had a popular novelist created a world that seemed indistinguishable from real life.

And then of course, we have the main character, The Jackal, who is charming and almost made me forget that he is the baddie of the piece.

The Day Of the Jackal

He uses the following identities in the course of the novel:. It is extremely well constructed story and if I had not already seen the movie I might have bumped it up a star.


Forsyth does his best to hide it by switching to the police running up the stairs and then bringing the two protagonists together. Thomas is handed a commission much similar to Lebel’s, with temporary powers allowing him to override almost any other authority in the land. This is one of the great classics in the suspense novel genre, and with good reason. He infiltrates the flats overlooking the area where De Gaulle is due to hand out medals.

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Clair’s mistress gives information to her Jjackal contact. This is likely the reason it was still an amazing read the second time around. New York, New York, U. What they do have in their favor is manpower, organization and the French bureaucracy yes you heard that right – red tape and endless paperwork makes a valuable contribution on their side.

Externally, very smart with some shelfwear and handling marks only.

Soon afterwards, Lebel is given special emergency powers to conduct his investigation, which is complicated by de Gaulle’s refusal to change his planned public appearances. Jxckal spends jac,al lot of ink describing some pretty mundane activities that could easily have been slimmed down or cut completely. Forysth had more journalistic thrills while researching his latest novel, The Cobra, about the drugs cartels. Yes there are flashbacks but still To begin with please look at my bookshelves.

Time and money well spent.

The Day of the Jackal: Book Review

They went for dinner and a swim in a local lake, then spread out a blanket on the shore. Some spotting and toning in places to the text block. Those who you knew were going to die did die. Forsyth explains in the novel, “Alexander Duggan who died at the age of two and a half years in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That threw this reader completely. Refresh and try again. Despite the enmity felt by much of the government against France in general and de Gaulle in particular, the Prime Minister informs Thomas that de Gaulle is his friend, and that the assassin must be identified and stopped, with a limitless amount of resources, manpower or expenses at Thomas’ disposal.


This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. Many of the chapters of The Day of the Jackal end with the author mentioning what day it is and how long until the assassination attempt.

The Jackal allows himself to be picked up at a gay bathhouse and taken to the man’s flat. The story goes into great detail about how the Jackal was hired and all the preparations and studies he does to make the job a success. His – the surviving witness’s – suicide, and the discovery of his diary that is then handed over to a reporter, starts the story and brings us to the organisation that was formed to protect precisely those criminals, ODESSA.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He offers me a grim smile. After Madame de Montpellier’s body is discovered and her car recovered at the railway station, Lebel initiates an open manhunt, no longer hindered by secrecy concerns. After all he is well aware that there are people who want to kill him all the time.

The president was then shot and finally hacked to death with machetes.