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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Creasy thought he had nothing left to lose.

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quinne,l Two real-life incidents shaped A. He’s a machine powered by rage and cold determination. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The first of 4 books to feature Creasy. Return to Book Page. Into this melee arrives Creasy: They become friends and he replaces her parents in their absences, giving her advice, guidance and help with her competition running: Eventually he discovers that Pita was in fact kept alive and agrees to exchange himself for her so she can be returned to her mother Lisa Radha Mitchell. And if you are into the action genre, this one is elementary. 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.


I know Scott Glen played him in the first movie but I haven’t seen it. Quinnell was the pen name of Philip Nicholson, a mystery and thriller writer.

When he began doing research for the book, he contacted the man’s family. After Creasy reveals to Rika that Ettore allowed her to be kidnapped for the insurance money, Ettore commits suicide. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

This fellow is tops in the genre – along with Frederick Forsythe. Different enough from the movie, yet you can read what the movie writers carried over from the book into the movie. Tough Guy Lit is a new series that will recommend quinnelll discuss a tough guy novel from yesterday. And at a stroke he is transformed into the terrifying killing machine he was trained to be I guess that’s why I loved superhero comics as a kid.

I liked getting more information about Creasy, as the movie gave almost none. Throughout the book, Quinnell provides twist and turns that may seem dated and overused today, however, inthe novel was considered fresh and innovative. 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.

Man on Fire

Believing Pita to be dead as the result of a botched ransom drop, Creasy exacts revenge on everyone involved with surgical precision.


Thursday 14 July Sep 03, Dennis Osborne rated it it was amazing. A friend and former I am such a sucker for this type of story. Edit Personal Details Other Works: See 1 question about Man on Fireā€¦. Although Creasy’s humanity is fleshed out a bit more in the novel, so also is his ruthlessness. On that note, the only thing that isn’t entirely predictable is whether or not Creasy lives or dies after the fact. Man on Fire Writer. By Man on Fire sold over eight million paperback copies and received many translations.

Having said that this novel is incredible. Rodopi Publishers He’s a man quinjell a mission, spending much of the middle of the book just preparing himself for the inevitable assault. The same cannot be said of the antagonists gire they are cartoonish caricatures: To coin a phrase, a real page-turner. Matt loves this series and recommended it to me but it took me a long time to finally read it.

If you enjoy action or revenge movies you will dig this book.

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