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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This story is both sad and exciting and makes you feel for every detail. An emotionally dead, one-time warrior, he knows that nothing can pierce the hard shell Sometime in the sixties the eldest son of a rich Singaporean business man was kidnapped by a triad gang.

Man on Fire

Quinnell stated that the Japanese liked Creasy’s ” samurai -style dedication”. Now, the novel does have some low points it is important to note out and which are responsible for my downgrading of its overall rating.

Her parents decide to home school her after mzn fellow student is kidnapped. 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.


The story goes place I wasn’t expecting. See 1 question about Man on Fire….

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Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. A friend and former I am such a sucker for this type of story. If I could give this book ten stars I would The man had eleven children. It’s a fun vengeance novel with a unique character. Elegant A bit dated, perhaps, or more a relic of the period.

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fie Then something happens, something so devastating that Creasy is consumed by a single-min Known only as Creasy, he was hired to protect, not to kill. The setting is different Italy for the book, Mexico for the movietimeframe: The two find a great friendship as the story twists and turns through some intense lines.

PaperbackFilm Tie-In Editionpages. Aug 17, John rated it it was amazing.

Becomes the daughter he never had and drops sunshine into his otherwise shuttered life. One of the well-written, fast-paced thrillers I’ve read.

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All is lost when Pinta is kidnapped off the street and Creasy is shot in the chest. The lone wolf or small group going up against the bad guys to dispense justice. Man on Fire A. May 19, David Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Creasy swears vengeance after losing the only joy in his life and begins to take down the Mafia. Into this melee arrives Creasy: Mar 05, Prashanth Baskaran rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book has been turned into two separate films: When we meet him first, Creasy is an alcoholic who is mildly contemplating suicide.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 02, F. And reading about someone with the actual ability and skills to go after them was quite amazing.

Add it to your IMDbPage. Not at all a bad thing, in this case. Different enough from quimnell movie, yet you can read what the movie writers carried over from the book into the movie.

He gives the reader enough bloody details to make them shiver, but not be repulsed. Want to Read saving….