The Day of the Jackal Author:Frederick Forsyth HIS MISSION: — Kill President Charles de Gaulle — HIS CODE NAME: — Jackal — HIS PRICE: — Half a million dollars — HIS DEMAND: — Total secrecy, even from his employers — A tall, blond Englishman with opaque gray eyes... A killer at the top of his grisly profession... A man unknown to any Secret Service in the world... An assassin with a contract to kill ... more »the world's most heavily guarded man... As "The Day of the Jackal" unfolds, you will follow this mysterious Englishman on his murgerous mission. His icy, calculating mind masters every detail of death-by-gunfire. Each act is intricately planned; no stone is left unturned to achieve perfection in his design for death. The Jackal will take you along the route that his target will travel on the last day of his life. And finally, you will watch as the Jackal perfects the split-second timing that will bring his unknowing victim between the crosshairs of his high-powered gun.
"So plausible has Mr. Forsyth made his implausible villain... so excitingly does he lead him on his murderous mission against impossible odds, that even saintly readers will be hard put not to cheer this particular villain along his devious way."
-- Stanley Ellin, The New York Times Book Review« less