Publication: The Viking Press, 1971, New York
First U.S. edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket. Basis for the 1973 Universal Studio's movie of the same name. A political killer, code-named "The Jackal," is hired to assassinate Charles De Gaulle, president of France. Through one small twist of fate, the French authorities learn of the plot, and assign Claude Lebel, their best detective, to find "The Jackal." Forsyth creates a keen competition between a cold-blooded assassin and a policeman talented enough to stop him. Great suspense!
Inventory Number: 41006