Sunday, June 19, 2016
Walk in the Flesh by Peter Bailey
Terrorists killed his wife.
In the aftermath of a terrorist attack Neil is given the chance to serve his country by serving up revenge. He soon becomes England's premier spy and assassin. As a man he was unpleasant, dangerous and of little use. As a cyborg he is unpleasant, very dangerous and extremely useful. His suicide missions fit his strengths and his weaknesses. He exacts vengeance, kills without mercy, then destroys the evidence by destroying his temporary body. The aftermath is someone else's problem.
The scientists that created this nanotechnology knew they were creating a monster. They did not know that Neil was monstrous before they started. What do they tell their superiors when Neil's atrocities escalate? With every mission a success, will the bureaucrats even care?
But Neil is worse than homicidal and psychopathic, he's untidy. When he leaves his severed head in Iran, he leaves a pathologist a puzzle to solve. If she succeeds, it will destroy England's only chance to survive in a terrorists' transformed world. The humanity of every member of this top secret team will be maximally tested when they are ordered to send this powerful psychotic assassin on a rescue mission.
From the very first sentence, with the words 'neck broke with a wet crack', to the last sentence you are met with non stop twists, turns, action, and excitement. Some, if not all, of the scenes were so violent and graphic that you almost want to close your eyes as if it's a movie you can block out! The problem is that since you are creating the "pictures" in your own mind's eye, you can't shut it off by closing your eyes.
I don't believe I have ever read a book quite like this one. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty certain that I haven't because I am sure I would remember it! If you have a weak or sensitive stomach, you may not want to read this. If you enjoy action, suspense, and thriller type books then you need to pick this one up! It is very well written and you won't be disappointed!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.