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 Writer. But in the end is a decent and enjoyable and bloody violent novel about a man who wants to avenge the loss of a very special friend.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thrillers sometimes leave this light bulb on in the reader’s mind which warns the reader ‘Be prepared for something wicked this way comes! But Creasy’s life is shattered when Pinta is kidnapped by the Mafiadespite his efforts to protect her. It is indeed a simple plot and sometimes predictable. The book is dramatically different in many ways from the Denzel movie based on it which I also liked.
How Much Have You Seen? He does not promise mercy and gives none. Do you have a demo reel? I am looking forward to kn next one: You can easily identify with the characters.
Man on Fire
The setting is different Italy for the book, Mexico for the movietimeframe: The man had eleven children. Her quinmell decide to home school her after a fellow student is kidnapped.
I have not felt this engrossed while reading a ah in a long time. That lean,mean,tough, old son-of-a-gun who will kick the living daylights out of any bad guy! Knowing that staying at home is not any safer, the parents decide to hire a low-rent bodyguard to watch their daughter.
This is one for Clint Eastwood. Many of the book’s most devoted fans come from Japan. By Sean Tuohy 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 end up with a fast-paced thriller with a huge amount of heart.
There’s much to love here, and very little to hate–except, of course, the men who pissed Creasy off in the first place. This was a exciting book. Sep 20, Bill rated it it was amazing. A friend and former compatriot sets him up with a gig to bodyguard a young girl, Pinta. Edit Did You Know? He is an American born soldier, former member of the French Foreign Legion, who fought like no other qyinnell Africa and Vietnam Bourne also fought in Vietnam.
Predictable and yet the inevitable part of the story where the one man killing machine strikes terror into the heart of the Mafia.
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You should read this book Before ‘Reacher’ before ‘The Terminator’ here was Creasy in a masterpiece of well written action. And when the unthinkable occurs, a man on fire won’t just burn Part of me read it with a sneer as it is macho, violent nonsense, but a more adolescent part really enjoyed the sheer old fashioned adventure of this macho, violent nonsense. Tough Guy Lit is a new series that will recommend and discuss a tough guy novel from yesterday.
Man on Fire (Creasey #1) by A.J. Quinnell
Creasy admits to disliking kids so it is fascinating to watch as this innocent, curious girl slowly breaks through his defenses. Oct 02, F. Quinnell, set the tone for modern action thrillers. But slowly, she chips away at his ob impenetrable exterior, his defences drop, and he opens up to her. In a Zombie Apocalypse Sep 03, Dennis Osborne rated it it was amazing. Of course the main difference between them both is that Bourne was trained by the government during some kind of Black Op, whereas Creasy just developed his almost natural abilities going from war to war.
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. Network About the Network. An American soldier of fortune far from home quihnell alcoholic, burnt out, and broken down — Creasy has accepted a job as a bodyguard just for something to do.
He refused to pay the ransom and his son was murdered. May 19, David Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel If you enjoy action or revenge movies you will dig this book. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Preview — Man on Fire by A. On a previous occasion, Quinnell had helped save the life of an Italian man suffering a medical emergency on an airliner flight between Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Super plot with lots of strands that all came together in the end. Quinnell’s work have you seen? It all finishes off with justice truly served. And reading about someone with the actual ability and skills to go after them was quite amazing.
For instance, it is set in Italy and has a lot of Mafia in it, instead of the United States and Mexicans. If you liked the movie or enjoy The Punisher or Seven Samurai type of story you will enjoy this book. Creasy, now in his late forties is a former member of the French Foreign Legion and mercenary who is a washed up drunk at this point in his life.