The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

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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 world's 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.

Title : The Day of the Jackal
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ISBN : 0553266306
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Jeffrey rated it ★★★★☆

November 22, 2016

”A professional does not act out of fervour and is therefore more calm and less likely to make elementary errors. Not being idealistic, he is not likely to have second thoughts at the last minute about who else might get hurt in the explosion or whatever method, and being a professional he has ca...

Stephen rated it ★★★☆☆

August 17, 2011

To those that gave this 4 or 5 stars…I completely get it…I really do. I found much impressiveness in this classic spy story, despite the 3 star ceiling I ended up placing on it. Technically proficient and drenched in details, this is as authentic an anatomy of an assassination attempt I have ever...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

April 30, 2017

The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth تاریخ نخستین خوانش: شانزدهم ژوئیه سال 1986 میلادی عنوان: روز شغال؛ نویسنده: فردریک فورسایت؛ مترجم: سورنا مهرداد؛ تهران، خامه؛ 1363؛ در 507 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، درسا، 1363؛ واژه نامه دارد؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 20 م عنوان: روز شغال؛ نویسنده:...

Tim The Enchanter rated it ★★★★★

March 21, 2015

Still Amazing the Second Time Around - 5 Stars In the past 16 years, with the exception of the Bible, I have never read a book twice. I enjoy the unknown and the mystery of the unravelling. When doing a Book Pal read, I decided to pick up a book that is in my Top 10 and to break my rule about...

peiman-mir5 rated it ★★★☆☆

June 05, 2017

دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 21 فصل و 507 صفحه تشکیل شده است و از آن دسته از داستانهای هیجانی و جنایی میباشد و موضوع آن در رابطه با ترورِ <شارل دوگول> رئیس جمهور نامدار فرانسه میباشد داستان از سالِ 1962 و اعدامِ یکی از مخالفینی که قصد ترورِ رئیس جمهور فرانسه <شارل دوگول> را داشته است،...

Luffy rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 06, 2016

The day of the jackal was over, and I was glad of that. Just because this old thriller was related to a favored genre of mine - the historical fiction - didn't mean I would like outdated thrillers with no idea that hasn't been milked by movies of various characteristics. But I learned one thing...

Nikki rated it ★★★★★

May 30, 2008

Re-reading The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth's 1972 Edgar winner for Best Novel, was perhaps even more satisfying than reading it for the first time (can it really have been 36 years ago?) I would never quibble with the committee's choice on this one. As most people probably know, the book...

Sanjay rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2015

This book is one of the best books in its genre. Haven't found a book which can be at par with The Day of the Jackal.

Checkman rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2017

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Bettie☯ rated it ★★★★★

August 30, 2015

This swept through our lives like a simulacrum of the fire of London. Everyone was reading and loving this story that took just over a week to write. It was the first time there was a generic book buzz in my life and I became hooked on that buzz :Right.There:And:Then: Wasn't so long after that For...

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