The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth Reviews
Description:ISBN 009955271X / Author: Frederick Forsyth / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Frederick Forsyth's bestselling thriller tells the story of an ... more
The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth ... anonymous Englishman who, in the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the OAS, to assassinate General de Gaulle and to change the course of history. 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 by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the O. A. S. , to assassinate General de Gaulle.
Newest Review: ... you of how long ago this book was set. Having said that, the lack of contact adds hugely to the story. This is something ... more
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by - written on 05/11/10, updated on 05/11/10 (Very useful, 56 readings)
When I picked up my kindle I thought one of the benefits would be easy access to some of the older books I had never gotten round to reading. The one book which kept getting 5 star ratings was Frederick Forsyth's 'The Day of the Jackal' so with little else appealing I decided to take a chance on it. Released in 1971, the story opens with a failed plot to kill President Charles De Gaulle in 1963 by the Organisation Armee Secrete (thankfully OAS for majority of the book). This was a group which took exception (putting it mildly) to De Gaulle's decision to grant independence to Algeria in 1962. They believe that Algeria should still be part of France and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/02/10 (Useful, 39 readings)
Frederick Forsyth's "The day of the jackal" is so well written, that I had a hard job remembering that it is after all only a story and not an account of true events. The plot sees an English political assasin, codenamed the Jackal, hired by an underground French anti De Gaulle movement to kill the French President, General Charles De Gaulle. The Jackal is a master of disguise, and seemingly always one step ahead of French security force efforts to trap him. When he senses the net about to close around him, he is able to transform completely into a different identity with the aid of forged passports and hair dye. His trail on the way to ... Read the complete review
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