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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Retrieved from ” https: Not an action book, but it does feature plenty of gritty action oh boy does it-Creasy is a one man wrecking crew.

Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. Quotes from Man on Fire.

Return to Book Page. To keep him occupied, his companion Guido suggests that Creasy should get a job and offers to set him up as a bodyguard: And if you are into the action genre, this one is elementary. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

On a previous occasion, Quinnell had helped save the life of an Italian man suffering a medical emergency on an onn flight between Tokyo and Hong Kong. Pity Eastwood didn’t play this character. Pinta treats Creasy like a new pet, poking and prodding the deadly killer. 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.


The contacts eagerly mah Quinnell and asked to be named in the book. But having something to care about again in making Creasy vulnerable. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The transfromation of Creasy into a loving human being while being uncompromising on his vengeance is perhaps the best piece of the story. Man on Fire Creasy 1 by A. Lists with This Book. 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 grab it.

In Italy, wealthy families often hire bodyguards to protect family members from the threat of kidnapping. To coin a firs, a real page-turner. He is an American born soldier, suinnell member of the French Foreign Legion, who fought like no other in Africa and Vietnam Bourne also fought in Vietnam.

Sep 20, Bill rated it it was amazing. 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. The movie was great too but diverges from the novel in several areas.

Man on Fire

Man on Fire by A. Told by Guido he can stay with in-laws on the island of Gozo in Malta, Creasy accepts the offer, to train for his new mission. Was working on a prequel to his novel “Man on Fire” at the time of his death. Creasy admits to disliking kids so it is fascinating to watch as quihnell innocent, curious girl slowly breaks through his defenses.


A battle-scarred, burnt-out mercenary, working as a bodyguard for the young daughter of an Italian industrialist, he thought he had lost quinnfll power of feeling. Edit Personal Details Other Works: By the look of his face he is cold It was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington, but I have trouble visualizing him in that-it must have been loosely based on the book.

Tough Guy Lit: A. J. Quinnell’s Man on Fire — Writer’s Bone

On that note, the only thing that isn’t entirely predictable is whether or not Creasy lives or dies after the fact. This fellow is tops in the genre – along with Frederick Forsythe. On Prime Video Watch Now.

The author occasionally provided more background or details than I would have liked but hard to argue with the authentic feel that gives the story. Other books in the series. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.

The setting is different Italy for the book, Mexico for the movietimeframe: Retrieved 30 March

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