Frederick Forsyth


The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth


Easton Press Frederick Forsyth books

The Odessa File - ( not signed ) - 1990

Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth books

The Day of the Jackal - Franklin Mystery ( not signed ) - 1987
The Phantom of Manhattan - signed first edition - ( signed by Frederick Forsyth ) - 1999

 

Frederick Forsyth biography

Frederick Forsyth, born on August 25, 1938, in Ashford, Kent, England, is a British author and former journalist best known for his international thrillers. Forsyth's gripping and meticulously researched novels often delve into political intrigue, espionage, and military themes. Forsyth's early life included service in the Royal Air Force, where he became a pilot. He later worked as a journalist, serving as a correspondent for Reuters and the BBC. His background in journalism provided him with valuable insights into global affairs, which he would later incorporate into his novels.

In 1971, Forsyth achieved literary acclaim with the publication of his debut novel, The Day of the Jackal. The book, a political thriller about an assassin hired to kill Charles de Gaulle, became an international bestseller and was adapted into a successful film. Forsyth continued to produce a series of bestselling novels, including The Odessa File (1972), The Shepherd (1975), and The Dogs of War (1974). His works are characterized by meticulous research, attention to detail, and a keen understanding of geopolitical dynamics. Many of his novels explore real-world events and situations, often blurring the lines between fiction and reality.

In addition to his novels, Forsyth has written short stories and non-fiction works. His non-fiction includes The Biafra Story (1969), a reflection on the Nigerian Civil War, and The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue (2015), an autobiography that provides insights into his career as a writer and journalist. Forsyth's contribution to the thriller genre has earned him a reputation as a master storyteller. His novels, filled with suspense and intrigue, have captivated readers around the world. Forsyth's ability to blend real-world events with fictional narratives has solidified his place as one of the prominent figures in the world of international thrillers.

 

The Day of the Jackal

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.

He is known only as “The Jackal” a cold, calculating assassin without emotion, or loyalty, or equal. He’s just received a contract from an enigmatic employer to eliminate one of the most heavily guarded men in the world Charles De Gaulle, president of France.

It is only a twist of fate that allows the authorities to discover the plot. They know next to nothing only that the assassin is on the move. To track him, they dispatch their finest detective, Claude Lebel, on a manhunt that will push him to his limit, in a race to stop an assassin’s bullet from reaching its target.

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of the struggle to catch a killer before it's too late.

It is 1963 and an anonymous Englishman has been hired by the Operations Chief of the O.A.S. to murder General de Galle. A failed attempt in the previous year means the target will be nearly impossible to get to. But this latest plot involves a lethal weapon: an assassin of legendary talent.

Known only as The Jackal this remorseless and deadly killer must be stopped, but how do you track a man who exists in name alone? The Day of the Jackal made Frederick Forsyth a world famous writer overnight and changed the modern thriller. Its appeal is simple, it's just one of the most exciting books ever written.


The Phantom of Manhattan

In The Phantom of Manhattan, acclaimed, bestselling suspense novelist Frederick Forsyth pens a magnificent work of historical fiction, rife with the insights and sounds of turn-of-the-century New York City, while continuing the dramatic saga which began with Gaston Leroux's brilliant novel The Phantom of the Opera...

More than two decades have passed since Antoinette Giry, the mistress of the corps de ballet at the Paris Opera, rescued a hideously disfigured boy named Erik from a carnival and brought him to live in the labyrinthine cellars of the opera house. Soon thereafter, his intense, unrequited love for a beautiful chorus girl set in motion a tragic string of events, forcing him to flee Paris forever. Now, as she lies dying in a convent, Madam Giry tells the untold story of the Phantom and his clandestine journey to New York City to start anew, where he would become a wealthy entrepreneur and build the glorious Manhattan Opera House...all so he could see his beloved, now a famous diva, once again. But the outcome of her visit would prove even more devastating than before and yet, would allow the Phantom to know, for the first time in his brutal life, the true meaning of love...




The Odessa File

The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: a Mafia-like organization called Odessa, a real-life fugitive known at the "Butcher of Riga", a young German journalist turned obsessed avenger...and ultimately, of a brilliant, ruthless plot to reestablish the worldwide power of SS mass murders and to carry out Hitler's chilling "Final Solution."


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