The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The killers code name was Jackal.  His price, 1 million dollars. His target, the President of France. What a great novel.  Hard to believe it was fiction This is a hard copy version of the book released in 1972.  This is a rerelease with an introduction by Tom Clancy For more books like this, check this website or email
The book begins in 1962 with the (historical) failed attempt on de Gaulle's life planned by Col. Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry in the Paris suburb of Petit-Clamart: Operation Charlotte Corday. Following the arrest of Bastien-Thiry and remaining conspirators, the French security forces wage a short but extremely vicious "underground" war with the terrorists of the OAS, a militant right-wing group who have labelled de Gaulle a traitor to France after his grant of independence to Algeria.