Comecei a ler no dia 21/10/2009 e acabei no dia 27/10/2009
Creasy voltara a Itália. Solitário, precocemente envelhecido, minado pela bebida, acreditava que já não tinha razões para viver. E então foi contratado, pelas piores razões, para ser o guarda-costas da filha de um industrial italiano. Isso conduzi-lo-ia, num país prisioneiro do crime organizado, a recuperar a máquina de guerra que em tempos o seu corpo fora.
A minha opinião:
Adorei este livro... e mesmo no final, depois de pensarmos que o Creasy tinha morrido, verificamos que ainda têm ainda mais duas oportunidades para aparecer em dois livros.. gostava de ter tempo para conseguir ler todos os livros que me propus ler e ainda ter tempo para ler as sequências desta personagem tão "querida", grande e desajeitada ;)
A. J. Quinnell was the pen name of Philip Nicholson (born on June 25, 1940 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - July 10, 2005 on Gozo, Malta), a mystery and thriller writer.
He traveled throughout his life and several of the minor characters in his books are actual people he met. He was married three times. His last wife, Elsebeth Egholm, is a Danish mystery novelist. The couple resided on the island of Gozo and Denmark.
When the author was getting ready to publish his first book, he decided he wanted to keep his real identity a secret. During a conversation in a bar, his agent (who is also J. K. Rowling's agent) told him he could use a pseudonym. The author chose "Quinnell" after rugby union player Derek Quinnell and "A. J." because they were the initials of the bartender's son.
The author's best known creation was the character of Marcus Creasy, an American-born former member of the French Foreign Legion. The Creasy novels are cult favorites in Japan.
Man on Fire was adapted to film twice, in 1987 and 2004. This has resulted in a wider demand for Quinnell's books, especially those featuring Creasy, including The Blue Ring and Message From Hell.