"Inventive, organized, believable and absolutely spellbinding....suspense fiction at its very best and a cliffhanger par excellence." -- THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
his mission: kill president charles de gaule
his code name: jackal
his price: half a million dollars
his demand: total secrecy, even from his employers
my favorite book, has been re-read numerous times. FORSYTH got it right with this novel that follows actual historical events. i think most anyone with a nose for entrigue and a good imagination will enjoy this novel based on actual events...........
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 (back cover)
The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque grey eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily gaurded man....
After all these years, this is still a terrific read (the ORIGINAL movie is really good too). Highly recommended.
story was ok, but the technical nature of the writing turned me off