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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By Man on Fire sold over eight million paperback copies and received many translations.
Not at all a bad thing, in this case. Creasy is a former quiinnell serving the French Foreign Legion who gets hired to bodyguard an eleven year old girl in Italy while the Mafia is kidnapping fir at an alarming rate. When a young girl needs to be protected.
I loved Few books are perfect action films but this is one of them. Just like the Creasy in the novel, he is cold and distant from Pita but quickly warms up to her.
Having said that this novel is incredible. And, of course, he finds a new purpose for his life, which is taken from him right away. To coin a phrase, a real page-turner. The main character of Creasy in this novel fits this role to a T. Quinnell ‘s development of the book. The book is broken into three distinct parts, the bodyguard, the recovery and the I’m gonna’ get ya’ section. I have not felt this engrossed while reading a story in a long time.
Retrieved 30 March The amorous relationship between big business and organized crime is hinted upon and we are introduced to Ettore and Rika whose little daughter Pinta is in need of a bodyguard.
The man whose eyes irradiate vengeance When your line of duty is going from war to war, as a mercenary, there is a big chance that you forget who you are. It was twice made into a movie.
Man on Fire
When he began doing research for the book, he contacted the man’s family. The book has been turned into two separate films: Slowly and methodically she breaks into his shell and he starts to love her as a daughter. There is the element of character development here which would have been the last priority for another thriller writer. In conclusion, Man on Fire is a good thriller and the beginning of a book series I now want to buy. Trivia About Man on Fire Crea And at a stroke he is transformed into the terrifying killing machine he was trained to be But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defences drop, and he opens up to her.
Known only as Creasy, he was hired to protect, not to kill.
Although Creasy’s humanity is fleshed out a bit more in the novel, so also is his ruthlessness. Quinnell Harper Collins- Fiction – pages 1 Review https: Harper Collins- Fiction – pages. After some searching, he finally settles for an American named Creasy. Edit Did You Know? We are also introduced to Pinta, a year-old girl living in Italy during a violent time.
Man on Fire (Creasy, book 1) by A J Quinnell
The same cannot be said of the quinnel for they are cartoonish caricatures: Apr 26, Matias Mestas rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I hope that turned out better. The transfromation of Creasy into a loving human being while being uncompromising on his vengeance is perhaps the best piece of the story.