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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. When we meet him first, Creasy is an alcoholic who is mildly contemplating suicide. Be advised, this review is for the AJ Quinnell book published innot the movie staring Denzel Washington.

Man on Fire (Creasey #1) by A.J. Quinnell

Into this melee arrives Creasy: Dec 06, Em Chainey Bookowski rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quinnell No preview available – I loved the fact that details were explained but not over explained and the book mzn from each different story naturally.

Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life.

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. Jun 11, Arun Divakar msn it really liked it. Then something happens, something so devastating that Creasy is consumed by a single-minded rage for revenge.

But, unknown to all, Creasy was in fact alive and makes it back to Gozo where he is reunited with Nadia. In the first, after the eldest son of a rich Singaporean was kidnapped by Triads for ransom money, the man refused to pay the ransom, leading to the death of his son; the refusal meant that the man’s other children would not become targets.


Quinnelp Eastwood didn’t play this character. I haven’t seen the second movie version. The girl is kidnapped and Creasy vows revenge against “anyone that profitted” from the kidnapping. Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Washington while being formidable in his own right was perhaps not the best fit for this role. For the first time in a long time, Creasy is given a real reason to life; his friendship with Pinta. Quinnlel sometimes leave this light bulb on in the reader’s mind which warns the reader ‘Be prepared for something wicked this way comes!

Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. It is a good read!

Slowly and methodically she breaks into his shell and he starts to love her as a daughter. Was working on a prequel to his novel “Man on Fire” at the time of his death.

I loved Few books are perfect action films but this is one of them. Very nicely done, better than the film that led me here, which was also nicely done. And I loved the idea that this hardened, jaded mercenary could be so changed by one small girl. To coin a phrase, a real page-turner. There is this stereotype that the thriller genre has given birth to: This is also the meatiest part of the story for it is the place where Creasy and the minor characters are all dished out as flesh and blood people and not cliches in a vengeance plot.

Words The Writer’s Bone Interviews. Quinnell I got that in all his books. By the look of his face he is cold Edit Did You Know?

Man on Fire

The artistry that went into making the book was nowhere present in the movie. The character of Creasy; battle-scarred veteran of the French foreign legion is one of the great unsung fictional heroes. The main character Creasy is a trained killer that is almost hollowed out inside from his many years as a soldier and mercenary. In conclusion, Man on Fire is a good thriller and the beginning of a book series I now want to buy.


Man on Fire by A. Being that most of them were based on actual people the author aaj and events that actually took place, probably helped with that. The author occasionally provided more background or details than I would have liked but hard to argue with the authentic feel that gives the story.

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

If I could give this book ten stars I would In Italy, wealthy families often hire bodyguards to protect family members from the threat of kidnapping.

It is indeed a simple plot and sometimes predictable. 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. My rating for the book: So I rushed to the library and dug in! Lists with This Book. A character who doesnt talk personal things, no beating their own drums, subtle, efficient and extremely lethal when wronged.

Only the basic premise, a couple lines, a few plot points, and variations of Creasy’s execution methods are copied over from the book and yes, he really does shove a timed explosive up another man’s ass. It was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington, but I have trouble visualizing quijnell in that-it must have been loosely based on the book.