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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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All is lost when Pinta is kidnapped off the street and Creasy is shot in the chest. In Italy, wealthy families often hire bodyguards to protect family members from the threat of kidnapping.

Quinnell Limited preview – The girl is kidnapped and Creasy vows revenge against “anyone that profitted” from the kidnapping. Lists with This Book. Many of the book’s most devoted fans come from Japan.

And when the unthinkable occurs, a man quknnell fire won’t just burn It is excellent, and after the first 3rd it is different enough to keep you guessing We get to see what set him on the trail to be the man he is, and why he is so good at what he does. Reviewed by, David Feeney, author; Terror on the high seas Second of all, the simplicity of it, everything is so straight forward that it leaves you thinking that it could have been a little more complex for the sake of the story.

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Man on Fire

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I liked how Creasy was a drunk and was not likeable in the beginning of the book but he learns to love and have feelings again because of the little girl he is hired to protect. And reading about someone with quinnelk actual ability and frie to go after them was quite amazing.

This was the beginning of a sort of obsession. Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos.

I loved Few books are perfect action films but this is one of them. It is indeed a simple plot and sometimes predictable. It takes the pair some time before forming a strong and loving bond. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Winn rated it it was amazing. The plot features his popular character Creasy, an American-born former member of the French Foreign Legionin his first appearance. The man had eleven children. The military mind in Creasy goes to work and he goes into intense planning and also makes himself fit for the job of extermination on a grand scale. Sep 20, Bill rated it it was amazing. He is just the perfect guy you can ever encounter, who won’t want to kill him?

Man on Fire (Creasy, book 1) by A J Quinnell

Views Read Edit View history. See 1 question about Man on Fire…. The entire plot is divided into four parts: The main character of Creasy in this novel fits this role to a T. A friend and former I am such a sucker for this type of story. quinnrll

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Quinnell stated that the Japanese liked Creasy’s ” samurai -style dedication”. This author wrote Man on Fire with true stories of people he knew and met, with a setting of where he actually lived as the backdrop. Want to Read saving…. Edit Personal Details Other Works: It was written in the 70’s when kidnappings by the Italian mafia were common.

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Believing Pita to be dead as the result of a botched ransom drop, Creasy exacts revenge on everyone involved with surgical precision. He gives the reader enough bloody details to make them shiver, but not be repulsed. Is this book available in epub format? Soon enough, Guido returns with the news that the exchange went bad and Pinta was found dead in a car, suffocated on her own vomit.

I liked getting more information about Creasy, as the movie gave almost none.

Quinnell I got that in all his books. He dons the cloak of the grim reaper and finishes off everyone who had a hand in the death of little Pinta. This page was last edited on 24 Juneat 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 qiunnell.

Dec 06, Em Quinnekl Bookowski rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Man on Fire by A. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Nothing can stop him until he reaches his goal. He does not promise mercy and gives none. I haven’t seen the second movie version.