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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An emotionally dead, one-time warrior, he knows that nothing can pierce the hard shell I loved Few books are perfect action films but this is one of them.

Creasy is a former soldier serving the French Foreign Legion who gets hired to bodyguard an eleven year old girl in Italy while the Mafia is kidnapping children at an alarming rate. To keep him occupied, his companion Guido suggests that Creasy should get a job and offers to set him up as a bodyguard: There are 5 more books in the John Creasy series and I will definitely be reading them all.

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Nothing can sway him. The Quinnekl Of Vengeance: The action is good, Creasy is awesome, and I’m glad I read it! Dec 06, Em Chainey Bookowski rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked getting more information about Creasy, as the movie gave almost none.

In the first, after the eldest son of a rich Singaporean was kidnapped by Triads for ransom money, the man refused to pay the ransom, leading to the death of quinhell son; the refusal meant fife the man’s other children would not become targets. The author prefers the anonymity for reasons readers of Man on Fire will understand. Rodopi Publishers Oct 03, Debra Barstad rated it really liked it Shelves: Edit Did You Know?

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The movie was great too but diverges from the novel in several areas. I think that overall, I liked the movie better, but I am glad to have read where it came from! Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. When a young girl needs to be protected.

Sep 20, Bill rated it mn was amazing. When I found a paperback edition of the original novel reprinted with the film poster to capitalize on its release at my local thrift store, I had to dire it. So I rushed to the library and dug in!

To coin a phrase, a real page-turner. One of the well-written, fast-paced thrillers I’ve read. He is the same age as Creasy. The entire plot is divided into four parts: There is the element of character development here which would have been the last priority for another thriller writer.

If I could give this book ten stars I would The main character Creasy is a trained killer that is almost hollowed out inside from his many years as a soldier and mercenary.

Views Read Edit View history. Very nicely done, better than the film that led me here, which was also nicely done. Soon enough, he is fit and leaves for Marseille where he stocks up on supplies, weapons and ammunition: Washington while being formidable in his own right was perhaps not the best fit for this role.

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Man on Fire

Knowing that staying at home is not any safer, the parents decide to hire a low-rent bodyguard to watch their daughter. 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. Creasy admits to disliking kids so it is fascinating quinndll watch as this innocent, curious girl slowly breaks through his defenses.

Until the girl’s beguiling touch awakens in him the ability to love. But, to his surprise, he also discovers he has another reason to live after his suicidal mission against the Mafia: The same cannot be said of the antagonists for they are cartoonish caricatures: Only the mxn premise, a couple lines, a few plot points, and variations of Creasy’s execution methods are copied over from the book and yes, he really does shove a timed explosive up another man’s ass.

It was twice made into a movie. Quinnell, set the tone for modern action ob. This article relies too much on references to primary sources.

A book to both put a smile on your face and make you feel embarrassed about the fact. I am looking forward to the next one: A fine read, no doubt. Preview — Man on Fire by A.