Thursday, October 3, 2013

With 'The Kill List,' Thriller Writer Frederick Forsyth Is On New Hunt For An Assassin

Billy Cheung at offers a Q & A with British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth.

Oct 3 (Reuters) - More than 40 years after the release of his international best-selling espionage novel "The Day of the Jackal," British author Frederick Forsyth has published another thriller that also focuses on a manhunt for an assassin.

"The Kill List" draws upon Forsyth's research into some of the latest advances in counterterrorism to track down a fictional Muslim terrorist called The Preacher, who somewhat resembles Anwar al-Awlaki, the real-life al Qaeda militant who died in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

Like "The Day of the Jackal" and three other Forsyth novels, the film rights for "The Kill List" have already been sold.

Forsyth, 75, spoke to Reuters about the research behind the book and literary transformations to the big screen.

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