The Day of the Jackal by Frederick ForsythLibrarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here.
The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray 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 worlds most heavily guarded man.
One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal.
The Day of the Jackal
The screenplay meticulously assembles an incredible array of material, and then Zinnemann choreographs it so that the story--complicated as it is--unfolds in almost documentary starkness. He allegedly killed Trujillo of the Dominican Republic in and, now, two years later, he has been hired by a group of Frenchmen who want de Gaulle assassinated. The jackal prepares two disguises and three identities, gets a legal passport by applying in the name of a child who died in , and calls on European experts for his materials. An old gunsmith hand-makes a weird-looking lightweight rifle with silencer, sniper scope, and explosive bullets. And then the jackal enters France. The general absolutely insists that he will make no changes in his public schedule, and that any attempt to prevent an assassination must be made in secret. How can they stop him?
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