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The Day of the Jackal - Forsyth, Frederick
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One of the greatest thrillers of all time, The Day of the Jackal is a novel about a professional assassin who is contracted by the OAS, a French dissident paramilitary organization, to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. Using his own specialised knowledge assembled from his journalistic work and encounters with mercenaries, Forsyth creates a spine-tingling suspenseful tale told in a convincing realistic documentary style. We follow the Jackal, the unnamed assassin, as he plans meticulously for his mission appearing always to be more than one step ahead of the authorities. This…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
One of the greatest thrillers of all time, The Day of the Jackal is a novel about a professional assassin who is contracted by the OAS, a French dissident paramilitary organization, to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. Using his own specialised knowledge assembled from his journalistic work and encounters with mercenaries, Forsyth creates a spine-tingling suspenseful tale told in a convincing realistic documentary style. We follow the Jackal, the unnamed assassin, as he plans meticulously for his mission appearing always to be more than one step ahead of the authorities. This dangerous game of cat and mouse grows in intensity as the fascinating and surprising climax nears. On its first publication in 1971, this novel was an overnight success and has sold over ten million copies. ' The Day of the Jackal is a perfect example of the adventure story. It is very well written, entirely believable, with this intriguing, enigmatic character at its centre.' Robert Harris
  • Produktdetails
  • Collector's Library
  • Verlag: CRW Publishing
  • Main Market Ed
  • Seitenzahl: 504
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. September 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 156mm x 106mm x 28mm
  • Gewicht: 267g
  • ISBN-13: 9781909621039
  • ISBN-10: 190962103X
  • Artikelnr.: 37257056
Autorenporträt
At the age of nineteen, Frederick Forsyth became the youngest pilot in the Royal Air Force, but then decided to follow a journalistic career as 'it was the only job that might enable me to travel and keep more or less my own hours.' After three years as a provincial reporter, he joined Reuters and spent the next four years in Europe. In 1965 he joined the BBC and was sent to Biafra to cover the war that was raging in Nigeria. In 1969 he decided to use his experience as a Reuter's reporter in France during the period when an assassination attempt was made on the President, General De Gaulle as the basis for a thriller. Within thirty-five days he completed The Day of the Jackal , which established him as one of the world's leading thriller writers. To date it has sold in the region of 10 million copies. Since then he has written over fifteen bestselling thrillers, all with an international and political setting. Frederick Forsyth is married and lives in Hertfordshire. His interests
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In a class by itself. Unputdownable.' The Sunday Times
Forsyth is truly the world s reigning master of suspense Los Angeles Times

When it comes to espionage, international intrigue, and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master. The Washington Post Book World

Inventive, organized, believable, and absolutely spellbinding Suspense fiction at its very best and a cliffhanger par excellence. The Philadelphia Inquirer

A masterpiece tour de force of crisp, sharp, suspenseful writing It s an awful cliché to say that you won t be able to put this book down, but cliché or not, it s the truth. The Wall Street Journal