The Day of the Jackal


The Day of the Jackal (Mass Market Paperback, 1982, Bantam)

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

English language

Published Oct. 4, 1982 by Bantam.

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Very realistic look into what may have been a very real possibility

4 star

Obviously it's fiction, but apparently the plot described in the book was a very real fear of the SDECE, and like in the book may have been impossible to discuss without sheer luck on the investigators' part. Brilliantly written, and I really love the opening describing actual events to anchor the book in reality.


  • Espionage/Intrigue
  • Fiction / General
  • Fiction - Espionage / Thriller
  • Fiction