An adventure thriller in which an anonymous Englishman who in the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the OAS to assassinate General De Gaulle. From the author of THE FIST OF GOD.
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"This was a book that broke the mould. It was the first of the heightened-detail thrillers filled with the sort of in-depth procedural and technical information that have become a large part of the fascination for readers of such books. It's a chase story, about the hunt for somebody, but what makes it so special is that it has a remarkable narrative engine to it, given that we know before we start the book that the assassin is going to fail in his bid to kill a real head of state. The proposition of how you get somebody to read a book from start to finish when they know the ending is handled magnificently. This also took the thriller somewhere else, in that it incorporated real people and events into the story to dramatic effect. Moreover, the assassin showed real genius in coming up with a way to achieve his objective, rather than relying on lazy Bond-style fantasy methods and gadgets. This used 'real-world ingenuity' to show how you could travel unobserved, obtain a false passport, hide a gun and so on. The movie might be good, but the novel is even better." (Lee Child Daily Mail)
"In a class by itself. Unputdownable." ( Sunday Times)
"Mr Forsyth is clever. Very clever and immensely entertaining." ( Daily Telegraph)
"I was spellbound ... riveted by this chilling story." ( Guardian)
"The secret of the novel's success was not its prose style... but it's intimations of expertise." ( Independent)
'In a class by itself. Unputdownable' Sunday Times
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Book Description Viking. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2511672813
Book Description Book Club Associates, 1971. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP16402391
Book Description Viking Press (1971)., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Bookseller Inventory # 2647346811
Book Description Viking Press (1971)., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2658775977
Book Description Viking Press (1971)., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0091073901I3N00
Book Description Viking Press (1971)., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0091073901I3N01
Book Description Hutchinson, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. DUST JACKET ABSENT Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000874801
Book Description Hutchinson 07/06/1971, 1971. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780091073909
Book Description Hutchinson 07/06/1971, 1971. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780091073909
Book Description Hutchinson 07/06/1971, 1971. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780091073909