The Day of the Jackal

Mon 21 October 2019 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Charles de Gaulle is the French President, loved by some but also hated by a few. The few feel he betrayed their cause and want him bumped off. They are hounded out of the country after a failed assassination attempt. Fearing a mole within their ranks, the rebels decide to hire a foreign assassin one who can't be tracked and one who won't be exposed by internal leaks. An English man code-named "The Jackal" is chosen for the job of putting a bullet into the heart of the French President.

The story documents this operation of "The Jackal". While Frederick Forsyth, the author gives it away at the beginning that the assassination was averted but the cat and mouse game between the French police and the assassin is gripping.