Frederick Forsyth is a masterful writer. This is as much a police procedural as a thriller. It never bores or flags in its pace. To listen to this is to understand why it was the perfect subject for a movie (twice) with its straightforward story. The only mystery is how he hid the rifle and the only twist is one of identity and yet the plot engrosses totally.
Thrilling up to the last sentence, and I'm glad I never saw the movie to spoil the ending! Now I'm wondering if the Jackal was British or not!
I got this book not knowing what to expect, and it did not disappoint. The entire time I was listening, I was envisioning a modern day take on the story in the style of the imitation gameand other successful periodpieces. I have not seen the movie, but this book is highly recommended. It is the perfect bookto scratch a thrilling espionage itch
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I have read almost all of Forsyth, and felt compelled to go back and listen to the beginning again. I was not disappointed. One becomes attached to both the protagonist and antagonist and feels their admiration for each other as they draw inevitably closer. The writing and reading of it are tight and well done. It remains one of my favorite spy novels, and a classic.
I really enjoyed this novel. the narrator was very good and made the story come to life. I think the story took a little bit to get going, but towards the end, I didn't want to stop listening!