Book Review “Walk In The Flesh” by Peter Bailey

Summary from Amazon:

After terrorists killed his wife, scientists used nanotechnology to turn Neil into something that was not quite human. As a man he was unpleasant, dangerous and of little use. As wetwear, he is unpleasant, very dangerous and extremely useful. He kills without mercy, then erases the evidence by destroying his temporary body. The aftermath is someone else’s problem.

The scientists that created this weapon knew they had made 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 stretched to the limit when they are ordered to send this powerful psychotic assassin on a rescue mission.


Peter Bailey did an amazing job with this book. It was creepy and disturbing while at the same time action packed and emotional. Bailey does what I think is tantamount to impossible…he makes you care about a psychotic killer.

Neil is no doubt a psycho. A certain passage stuck out to me from the book…Neil was admiring Ariana’s ear and musing to himself how beautiful it was…then he thinks about how best to preserve it after he kills her.

He is supposed to be rescuing her!

The nanobot take on the “body snatchers” idea is fantastic. The idea that our conscious can be uploaded like data on a computer is amazing. The Doctor’s total lack on disregard for the people Neil kills is disturbing but I think realistic. When you are so far removed from the actual act it is easy to see them as simple numbers or names on a screen.

The characters that Bailey has created are amazing. He writes for both a man and a woman wonderfully.

I was very impressed with the intricacies of Neil’s mind. Bailey did a fantastic job building this character.   I would get chills reading Neil’s thoughts. Very disturbing!

Bailey did an equally fantastic job with Ariana. He writes a woman’s perspective beautifully. I was even more impressed with how well Bailey portrayed the thoughts and feelings of a woman oppressed by a religious regime. 

I am incredibly impressed with this author. I definitely binge read this book. It was that good. It is disturbing. No doubt. So, if you are squeamish…this book is not for you.

I give this book the full five stars.

5 stars

This book is available for purchase through Amazon. Click the link:

Walk in the flesh

The Technical Data:

Title: Walk In The Flesh | Author(s): Peter Bailey |

Publisher: Barbarian Books / Publication Date: 9-6-2015 | Pages: 202 (Kindle) |ISBN: 9781622060405 | Genre(s): Terrorism, Action | Language:English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 1-2-2016 | Source: Copy From Author

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