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. 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. Since it was first published in , Man on Fire, the first book in the long- spanning Creasy series written by unknown author A. J. Quinnell, set.
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Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. 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.
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See all reviews. An alcoholic soldier of fortune, serving as a bodyguard to the daughter of an Italian industrialist, sets out on a private war of revenge against an entire Mafia organization when his young charge is brutally kidnapped.
So I looked for the book version. Long story short he gets back into shape after the little girl is kidnapped and seeks out his revenge on those that took her.
I devinitely reccomend this but if you get it make sure you have plenty of time quinnel read because you might not want to put it down. It was written in the 70’s when kidnappings by the Italian mafia were common. So I rushed to the library and dug in!
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Super plot with lots of strands that all came together in the end. To coin a phrase, a real page-turner. It was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington, but I have trouble visualizing him in that-it must have been loosely based on the book.
Jan 05, Dave Hicks rated it it was amazing. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Nothing can stop him until he reaches his goal. Slowly and methodically she breaks into his shell and he starts to love her as a daughter. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Down the road it did become apparent that this borders idealization I found Creasy to be too impeccable at timesand I felt like he could’ve done more with the ending.
Retrieved 28 March I guess that’s why I loved superhero comics as a kid. J Quinnell whose real name quinnnell Philip Nicholson gives us a story that is about plain and simple revenge. The contacts eagerly helped Quinnell and asked to be named in the book. Learn more about Amazon Prime. For instance, it is set in Italy and has a lot of Mafia in it, instead of the United States and Mexicans.
We get to see quonnell set him on the trail to be the man he is, and why he is so good at what he does.
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Feb 27, Stu Webb rated it it was amazing. My hard on for the movie made the background information about Guido a bit boring, and the story about Creasy’s rehab just plodded along.
But, I did appreciate the background info into his earlier life. 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.
Man on Fire (Creasey #1) by A.J. Quinnell
Learn more about Amazon Prime. A lot of books and movies nowadays don’t have the justice that I want to see. He is the same age as Creasy.
Part of me read it with a sneer as it is macho, violent nonsense, fiire a more adolescent part really enjoyed the sheer old fashioned adventure of this macho, violent nonsense. Wow man on fire is great! Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Way different than the movie although I can see the parallels. Get to Know Us. See all reviews. To ask other readers questions about Man on Fireplease sign up.
You should read this book Before ‘Reacher’ before ‘The Terminator’ here was Creasy in a masterpiece of well written action. He is an American born soldier, former member of the French Foreign Legion, who fought like no other in Africa and Vietnam Bourne also fought in Vietnam. Fore like the Creasy in the novel, he is cold and distant from Pita but quickly warms up to her. We go through his journey of change, mainly involving interaction with other characters who are all memorable in their own right.
Even the most minor characters are not only interesting by themselves, but they are also touched and developed by events with Creasy, the main character.
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While on Gozo, Creasy trains for several months, getting into shape and re-familiarizing himself with weaponry. To keep him occupied, his companion Guido suggests that Creasy should get a job and offers to set him up as a bodyguard: You can tell the book was written years ago by the style and the way it is laid out. Explore the Home Gift Guide. 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.
He is just the perfect guy you can ever encounter, who won’t want to kill him? According to Wikipedia, there are 5 Creasy novels.
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