The Day of the Jackal Author:Frederick Forsyth The book starts with a group called OAS, who plan to assassinate Charles de Gaulle. A bunch of fiercely committed French nationalists, they have never forgiven de Gaulle for this role in granting independence to Algeria. After the first abortive assassination attempt on De Gaulle, which results in the capture and execution of many of the group m... more »embers, they decide to hire a professional mercenary to do the job.
And the man they find is an unknown, shadowy and ruthless mercenary called The Jackal. In fact none even knows what his real name is. He is happy as long as he gets paid. And now starts the best part of the book. The Jackal liaisons with a photographer to get a fake passport and identity. After getting which he promptly murders him. And soon the French police manage to get a lead on this. They track down a Polish guy who acts as a go between the gang and the Jackal. On interrogating him they learn the truth.
And then starts the cat and mouse game between the cops and the Jackal leading to the climax.
This book grips your attention from the beginning. So to all people who love thriller novels, read this book. Just don't miss it.« less