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"Man On Fire". OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE. EXT. MEXICO CITY - DAY. High over the city on a bright Sunday morning, the sun pounding its. 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. Download and Read Free Online El Guardaespaldas/Man on Fire A. J. Quinnell El Guardaespaldas/Man on Fire by A. J. Quinnell Free PDF d0wnl0ad, audio.
But, unknown to all, Creasy was in fact alive and makes it back to Gozo where he is reunited with Nadia. Creasy originated from the US state of Tennessee. He served in the French Foreign Legion before becoming Pita's bodyguard. Quinnell based Creasy on several people he knew from Africa and Vietnam in the s and s.
He arranged a kidnapping of Pinta to commit an insurance scam: he set up an insurance policy at Lloyd's of London for two billion lire. After Creasy confronts him and exposes him to Rika, Ettore commits suicide in his eighth floor office. During the kidnapping, Creasy kills them before being wounded out of commission. Creasy kills him by placing a bomb in his rectum and detonating it.
Creasy impregnates Nadia and Creasy returns to live with Nadia in Gozo. Creasy wires a plastique to his car, so Vico dies when he starts his car. Creasy uses an anti-tank missile to kill Conti. Cantarella and the previous occupants served as Masi's benefactor: after Cantarella ordered the destruction of Masi's property, Masi gained a grudge against Cantarella. Development[ edit ] Two real-life incidents shaped A. Quinnell 's development of the book. 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.
When he began doing research for the book, he contacted the man's family. The family responded by introducing anti-mafia investigators, lawyers, and mafia members to Quinnell.
The contacts eagerly helped Quinnell and asked to be named in the book.
Several patrons at the bar, many of whom had poor English comprehension , agreed to be characters in the book. The Perfect Kill When Rika Balletto urges her husband Ettore, a wealthy textiles producer living in Milan , to hire a bodyguard for their daughter Pinta, he is doubtful but agrees.
After some searching, he finally settles for an American named Creasy. Creasy, once purposeful and lethal who served in the French Foreign Legion , has become a burnt-out alcoholic.
To keep him occupied, his companion Guido suggests that Creasy should get a job and offers to set him up as a bodyguard: Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life.
But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defences drop, and he opens up to her. They become friends and he replaces her parents in their absences, giving her advice, guidance and help with her competition running: But Creasy's life is shattered when Pinta is kidnapped by the Mafia , despite his efforts to protect her.
Creasy is wounded during the kidnapping and as he lies in a hospital bed Guido keeps him informed of the goings on. Soon enough, Guido returns with the news that the exchange went bad and Pinta was found dead in a car, suffocated on her own vomit.
She had also been raped by her captors. Out of hospital, Creasy returns to Guido's pensione and outlines his plans for revenge against the men who took away the girl who convinced him it was all right to live again: Told by Guido he can stay with in-laws on the island of Gozo in Malta, Creasy accepts the offer, to train for his new mission.
While on Gozo, Creasy trains for several months, getting into shape and re-familiarizing himself with weaponry. But, to his surprise, he also discovers he has another reason to live after his suicidal mission against the Mafia: Soon enough, he is fit and leaves for Marseille where he stocks up on supplies, weapons and ammunition: From low-level enforcers to the capos in Milan and Rome, as well as all the way to the head Don in Sicily , Creasy cuts through their organisation, killing anyone who had something even remotely to do with Pinta's kidnapping.
After Creasy reveals to Rika that Ettore allowed her to be kidnapped for the insurance money, Ettore commits suicide. Finally, after killing the Don, a severely wounded Creasy is taken to hospital, but pronounced dead: But, unknown to all, Creasy was in fact alive and makes it back to Gozo where he is reunited with Nadia. Two real-life incidents shaped A.
Quinnell 's development of the book. 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. 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. When he began doing research for the book, he contacted the man's family.
The family responded by introducing anti-mafia investigators, lawyers, and mafia members to Quinnell. The contacts eagerly helped Quinnell and asked to be named in the book. On the island of Gozo , Quinnell often frequented a Maltese bar called "Gleneagles".
Several patrons at the bar, many of whom had poor English comprehension , agreed to be characters in the book. After the book's publication in , Man on Fire became a best seller.
By Man on Fire sold over eight million paperback copies and received many translations. Many of the book's most devoted fans come from Japan. The Times of Malta obituary of A. Quinnell stated that the Japanese liked Creasy's " samurai -style dedication". There were two film adaptations made from this novel, one in and another more recently in Both took liberties with the novel's plot.
Just like the Creasy in the novel, he is cold and distant from Pita but quickly warms up to her. She is eventually kidnapped by Mexican policemen belonging to a criminal organisation called "La Hermandad" who are involved in much of the kidnapping conspiracy transpiring in Mexico.