In the end, fiction is the craft of telling truth through lies.
A really thrilling book that begins with the hiring of an assassin to kill the French president and the making of his plans thereof. As the Jackal executes his plans to execute the president, "the best detective in France" is brought in to catch him before he can do so. The detective is always one step? or a few hours behind the Jackal. With his specially made long-range silenced rifle he treks around France waiting for his handpicked day.