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FLESH: The Disappearance of Portia Barrington Paperback – December 17, 2010
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As Portia's deepest and darkest secrets are revealed, the game and the key players, who all have something to lose, become suspects. This simple kidnapping is anything but, as there are many intricate trails that lead to suspects, reasoning and possibilities. As the clock is ticking on Portia's life, Phoenix is forced to deal with the fact that her husband's investigation firm is now part of the investigation as well as her withdrawn and moody daughter, Savannah. Will this be the case that finally destroys Phoenix's career?
FLESH by Keith Lee Johnson was a solid read. I love the way Keith spins a story, how he connects his characters in multiple stories and the history that comes along with it. Keith has a knack for pushing the envelope. While I appreciate Keith's acknowledgment of his editor, the editing cause a rift in the time line in Portia's past. Even with that said, I'm looking forward to the next episode!
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Special Agent Phoenix Perry is back! Despite having just concluded a case involving a family member, Phoenix is immediately thrust into another explosive case and time is of the essence. The teenage daughter of a famous lawyer, with connections as high as the White House, has been kidnapped. Nothing about this kidnapping is normal, the suspect list grows, and people are dying. Phoenix is given carte blanche to discover the identity of the kidnappers and bring the young lady home alive and well. Easier said than done.
Keith Lee Johnson knows how to give readers a story, that's for sure. There is a lot to like about "Flesh," but there are a few hang ups. The first hang up is the editing. I understand that finding a quality editor today is like the proverbial needle in a haystack. That said, I can't excuse the poor quality of editing and would strongly urge Johnson seek the assistance of another editor before his next release.
Second, the story is complex and layered, which is a good thing. But sometimes too much is too much. I would prefer if Johnson had pulled back some. The story was strong enough that it would still have the same impact.
"Flesh" is teeming with sex, secrets, betrayals and lies. It kept me turning the pages. Though I am anti-sequel/trilogy/series, Keith Lee Johnson is one of the few authors that has gotten it right. There will be a part two, to which I am looking forward to reading, but with part one, he gave a COMPLETE story, as he does with each of his books.Read more ›
There aren't many authors' books I've read who can have many characters and several plots in a story and have those all intertwine with precision. Keith Lee Johnson's fast-moving, suspenseful book, FLESH: The Disappearance of Portia Barrington is all that and then some. First of all, the powerful characterization sets the tone. The strong presence of each character soars off the pages, luring me into an unscrupulous world of deceit, sex, betrayal and murder. Secondly, as I begin to draw my own conclusions, the plot breeds into subplots adding more spiciness and unadulterated mayhem. Lastly, the final page had me craving for more; therefore, I'll have to wait until the sequel.
For an author who has written many books, I was surprised to see numerous editorial errors present in the story. Although it didn't discourage me from enjoying the exciting and dangerous lives of the dynamic duo Perry and McPhearson, it could have easily warranted five stars.
Reviewed by Sharon Lewis
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Very well developed plot, story takes turns till end. Porsche is a wealthy, smart and mentalist woman in her early age I mean high school girl as naive as any high school girl... Read morePublished 17 days ago by KP
This is an extremely well written, well plotted story, with excellent character development. The mystery elements are engrossing, and watching the plot unfold kept my interest... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shoshana Hathaway
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review, but this site won't let me post the review I wrote. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. David Core
This is my first novel I purchased on my fire. I'm glad I was able to find Keith Lee Johnson's books on Amazon. It appears I am right in time as flesh 2 is coming soon. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Natalie Graves
I absolutely love the Phoenix Perry series of books and this one did not disappoint. A great story from a great author, I am a huge fan of his work and can't wait for the next... Read morePublished 19 months ago by M. Downing
I could not put this book down it may have taken me A day and a half. All his Keith Lee"s books keep me on my feet and have my mind going overtimePublished on December 27, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Pretty good book. Some of the parts like Portia Barrington's background didn't make sense, but it was entertaining. The bookclub liked it.Published on March 26, 2013 by Steph
This book had a decent plot but there were so many twists and turns plus tons of useless information and unrealistic scenes that it really took away from the book. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Alexandria Cummings
Keith Lee Johnson has created his most accomplished story yet. It's a complicated, twisty kidnapping caper. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Troy of AALBC . com