Walk in the Flesh by Peter Bailey
Genre: Techno-thriller / SciFi
My Rating: *** (3 of 5 stars)
Since then he had died over a hundred times. He was very good at it.
***NOTE: I was provided a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review***
In Walk in the Flesh, Neil, an ex-soldier on the brink of death, is given the chance to live on and exact revenge on the people who killed his wife in a terrorist attack. The British government will use nanotechnology to insert his consciousness into host bodies, allowing him to carry out covert missions undetected. Now, besides becoming a perfect killing machine, Neil has also become a monster. Or perhaps he was one all along…
The story has a very scary premise – and one that technology might not be too far away from making a possibility. There is no shortage of action in this thriller, and I was caught up in it right away. The story moves quickly, but it takes a while to really understand what is happening with Neil. Eventually the reader knows more about him than he does himself. The most suspenseful bits come near the end when he has a young woman travelling with him, and you’re left guessing at his motivations.
There were a few editing issues. Once or twice I had to re-read a sentence due to a missing word, but the issues were infrequent or the story kept moving well enough for me not to notice too much.
If you enjoy military adventure novels, cyberpunk, or techno-thrillers, this one is worth a read.
Warnings: explicit language, explicit violence, rape
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What are you reading Wednesday – 6/17/15
What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Its A Reading Thing. To participate, open your current read to page 34 and answer the three questions listed below. If you have a blog, feel free to leave a link down in the comments so that others can visit and see your post. If you don’t, just leave a note with your answers.
The Questions are:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share one complete sentence. (or two!)
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
My Answers this week:
1. Walk in the Flesh by Peter Bailey
From Goodreads: 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. (read more)
2. The security check was executed with the deft touch of a pick pocket. While one guard made a great show of passing a portable metal detector over him, it was almost possible to miss the feather light touch from behind patting him down.
3. Right now, I’d have to say no, I would NOT like to live in this world. While not specified, I have the impression that the story takes place in the present or very near future, but there is enough corruption and evil going on that I’m not sure I’d ever feel safe!