• "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."

  • "It is no exaggeration to say The Day of the Jackal has influenced a generation of thriller writers... Before, thrillers were self-evidently works of the imagination. Forsyth changed all that; never before had a popular novelist created a world that seemed indistinguishable from real life... Few writers can claim to have changed the literary landscape. Forty years ago, a penniless British journalist, unwittingly or not, did just that"