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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Man on Fire (Quinnell novel) – Wikipedia
A friend and former compatriot sets him up with a gig to oh a young girl, Pinta. The author prefers the anonymity for reasons readers of Man on Fire will understand.
Knowing that staying at home is not any safer, the parents decide to hire a low-rent bodyguard to watch their daughter. This is not your typical nonstop action type thriller there is quite a bit of time spent on these relationship aspects with moments of action interspersed. Quinnell was the pen name of Philip Nicholson, a mystery and thriller writer. After Creasy reveals to Rika that Ettore allowed her to be kidnapped for the insurance qiunnell, Ettore commits suicide.
The film received a Bollywood remake, Ek Ajnabee. How Much Have You Seen? All is lost when Pinta is kidnapped off the street and Creasy is shot quinnnell the chest.
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The book is broken into three distinct parts, the bodyguard, the recovery and the I’m gonna’ get ya’ section. Feb 27, Stu Webb rated it it qunnell amazing. Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel Is this book available in epub format? It is indeed a simple plot and sometimes predictable.
Retrieved 27 March Well written novel that reads more like a character study than a thriller yet still had me turning the pages to see what happened next.
What saves this story from being a cliche is the character of Creasy and the ones that surround him.
It takes the pair some time before forming a strong and loving bond. Different enough from the movie, yet you can read what the movie writers carried over from the book into the movie. He has been mercenary in some of the most violent battle zones on the planet but is now out of work until a bodyguard job comes along. Matt fie this series and recommended it to me but it took me a long time to finally read it. aaj
Slowly and methodically she breaks into his shell and he starts to love her as a daughter. The family responded by introducing anti-mafia investigators, lawyers, and mafia members to Quinnell.
Sep 03, Dennis Osborne rated it it was amazing. A friend and former I am such a sucker for this type of story.
Not an action book, but it mzn feature plenty of gritty action oh boy does it-Creasy is a one man wrecking crew. Villains and nothing more than that. Add it to your IMDbPage. Winn rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. Not at all a bad thing, in this case. Jun 11, Arun Divakar rated it really liked it.
Man on Fire
A book to both put a smile on your face and make you feel embarrassed about the fact. The first Creasy novel is quite good. May 19, David Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: The setting is different Italy for the book, Mexico for the movietimeframe: If I could give this book ten stars I would Quinnell’s thriller is an emotional ass-kicker.
Action packed with a heart. On that note, the only thing that isn’t entirely predictable is whether or not Creasy lives or dies after the fact. And when the unthinkable occurs, a man on fire won’t just burn I quinnelo such a sucker for this type of story. She is eventually kidnapped by Mexican policemen belonging to a criminal organisation called “La Hermandad” who fir involved in much of the kidnapping conspiracy quinenll in Mexico.
Take one little girl living in constant threat of being kidnapped and then throw in a burnt out mercenary with no reason to live and you ifre up with a fast-paced thriller with a huge amount of heart.
Being that most of them were based on actual people the author knew and events that actually took place, probably helped with that. My rating for the book: Quinnell stated that the Japanese liked Creasy’s ” samurai -style dedication”.
He takes his personal war all the way up the Mafia chain of command and the novel finishes with a bang. But slowly, she chips away at his quninell impenetrable exterior, his defences drop, and he opens up to her.