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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Quinnell No preview available – He’s a machine powered by mzn and cold determination. Was working on a prequel to his novel “Man on Fire” at the time of his death.

On the island of GozoQuinnell often frequented a Maltese bar called “Gleneagles”. He is a drunk and wants to die, until he meets a wonderful little girl he is hired as a bodyguard to protect. The book has been turned into two separate films: We are introduced to Creasy, an American mercenary who has spent most of his life fighting wars around the world but has lost his reason to live.


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. The film received a Bollywood remake, Ek Ajnabee. Yet Creasy is Creasy.

I liked getting more information about Creasy, as the movie gave almost none. It is indeed a simple plot and sometimes predictable. Man on Fire Writer. He dons the cloak of the grim reaper and finishes off everyone who had a hand in the death of little Pinta. I hope that turned gire better. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Super plot with lots of strands that all came together in the end. The military mind in Creasy goes to work and he goes into firr planning and also makes himself fit for the job of extermination on a grand scale.

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Mman to Read Currently Reading Read. I read this book years ago and thought it was excellent. Oct 03, Debra Barstad rated it really liked it Shelves: Down 12, this week. Believing Pita to be dead as the result of a botched ransom drop, Creasy exacts revenge on everyone involved with surgical precision.


It is excellent, and after the first 3rd it is quinenll enough to keep you guessing Views Read Edit View history. He is the same age as Creasy. On Prime Video Watch Now.

Man on Fire

A friend and former compatriot sets him up with a gig to bodyguard a young girl, Pinta. Edit Personal Details Other Works: EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Articles lacking reliable references from January All articles lacking reliable references Articles with multiple maintenance ffire Pages to import images to Wikidata. Both took liberties with the novel’s plot.

Sep 11, Frances Ions rated it liked it. It all finishes off with justice truly served.

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While on Gozo, Creasy trains for several months, getting into shape and re-familiarizing himself with weaponry.