The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal

By Frederick Forsyth

Bantam, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553266306, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 1982


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.

Praise For The Day of the Jackal

"The Day  Of The Jackal makes such comparable  books that The Manchurian Candidate  and The Spy Who Came In From The  Cold seems like Hardy Boy mysteries." --  The New York Times