Man on Fire [A. J. Quinnell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An alcoholic soldier of fortune, serving as a bodyguard to the daughter of an. A.J. Quinnell, Writer: Man on Fire. There was no specific event that led me to write ‘Man on Fire’. Two things stuck in my mind. Sometime in the sixties the. Creasy thought he had nothing left to lose. He was wrong. An American soldier of fortune far from home – alcoholic, burnt out, and broken down – Creasy has.
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A friend and former compatriot sets him up quinnel a gig to bodyguard a young girl, Pinta. He is a drunk and wants to die, until he meets a wonderful little girl he is hired as a bodyguard to protect. Apr 27, Raegan Butcher rated it liked it.
I know Fkre Glen played him in the first movie but I haven’t seen it. Funny thing though, is that what makes it so compelling to read is also one of its weaknesses: May 23, David rated it it was amazing. Man on Fire by A. Yet Creasy This is a 5-star story for sure.
Soon enough, he is fit and leaves for Marseille where he stocks up on supplies, weapons and ammunition: This is a great thriller, but beyond the action there is firs great story told. The setting is different Italy for the book, Mexico for the movietimeframe: After Creasy reveals to Rika that Ettore allowed her to be kidnapped for the insurance money, Ettore commits suicide.
By Man on Fire sold over eight million paperback copies and received many translations. A battle-scarred, burnt-out mercenary, working as a bodyguard for the young daughter of an Italian industrialist, he thought he had lost the power of feeling.
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Very different from the Denzel Washington movie but enjoyable. I read every “Creasy” book by this author and actually got a response from an e-mail to him before he died a few years ago.
Jan 05, Dave Hicks rated it it was amazing.
Creasy swears vengeance after losing the only joy in his life and begins to take down the Mafia. The plot features his popular character Creasy, an American-born former member of the French Foreign Legionin his first appearance.
J Quinnell whose real name is Philip Nicholson gives us a story that is about plain and simple revenge. The lone wolf or small group going up against the bad guys to dispense justice.
So I grabbed it, and read it, and my Do you have a demo reel? Sometime in the sixties the eldest son of a rich Singaporean business man was kidnapped by a triad gang.
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Man on Fire Creasy 1 by A. Creasy is wounded during the kidnapping and as he lies in a hospital bed Guido keeps him informed of the goings on. Being that most of them were based on actual people the author knew and events that actually took place, probably helped quinnsll that. Very nicely done, better than the film that led me here, which was also nicely done.
Knowing that staying at home is not any safer, the parents decide to hire a low-rent bodyguard to watch their daughter. It is excellent, and after the first 3rd it is different enough to keep you guessing To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So I rushed to the library and dug in! She had also been raped by her captors. We are introduced to Creasy, an American mercenary who has spent most of his life fighting wars around the world but has lost his reason to live.
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