In the Heart of the Fire
A bloodthirsty sheriff is terrorizing a small Texas town where justice has been buried with his victims. Until Nameless arrives—a vigilante whose past is a mystery and whose future is written in blood.
Anyone who crosses Sheriff Russell Soakes is dead, missing, or warned. One of them is a single mother trying to protect her children but bracing herself for the worst....more
Mystery Thriller + Short Story
A good start for a series. We follow a nameless character, I think he calls himself nameless too! He is a vigilante though he rejects to be called that. Ace of Diamonds (Another unknown character) gives him this mission to take down a corrupt cop.
The story is linear but has lots of mystery to it. Of course, we don't get answers to who Nameless is and why is he doing what he is doing. It makes things more intriguing to start the next book in the ...more
I used to be a voracious reader of Dean Koontz back in the 90s and early part of the 2000s, but fell off the bandwagon around the time By the Light of the Moon and a string of other clunkers came out and he traded the intriguing and unfinished Christopher Snow series for the much too-earnest and goofball comedy of Odd Thomas. Koontz was growing increasingly saccharine and annoying at the turn of the century, putting a ...more
There are some good moments. Actually, the best parts are when the main character has visions of occurrences in the future or from the past.
This is the first of a series of short stories, especially for Amazon. As I’m a Amazon Prime subscriber, I have access to this series (and several ...more
I liked this first story of this series but I wasn't blown away. I think I will enjoy the subsequent books because this short story was part set up ...more
Nameless is a vigilante that cannot remember his own past. He has visions of strangers’ past and future. In this installment, he helps a widowed woman and her two small children by taking care of the sheriff that has forced them live in fear. The sheriff is an awful monster of a person and Nameless really makes him pay.
Because of the ...more
Edoardo Ballerini is the narrator. He is perfect for these audiobooks.
4 stars, and recommended.
I'm really in love with this Nameless concept, and I can't believe how deep and rich of a concept was packed into what was ultimately a short story. I can't wait to dive into the next one and I actually didn't mind the audiobook version ...more
I read it in one sitting. Well, I did take a dinner break. The 4 star rating is warranted because this is vintage Koontz. The hero is a mystery who is guided by a mysterious operative working f o r a mysterious organization. The man with no name and a probably tragic past that he can't remember. This is the first of a series of short books featuring the "Nameless" hero. Of course it has a dog in it. A mother and children in peril. I won't spoil it. But, the villains are guilty of ...more
Righting wrongs and operating outside the law, Nameless can often see snippets of the future, or what possible future might ...more
The first episode of the 6 part series is not great: the story is ...more
Nameless is everything you expect a beloved Koontz character to be. If you love Koontz, then by all means you'll love this book. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading one of amazing works, let this be an excellent introduction into his world. He can scare you, make you laugh, make you love the characters, or hate them! He will leave you with thought provoking story lines that you won't soon forget. The first of the six book series did not disappoint. I'm leaving this at ...more
I rarely read electronic books because I like having the physical book in my hands and then I keep every book I read, but I like to keep a book on my Kindle or Nook app just in case I get stuck somewhere without a book. I came across this series by the wonderful Dean Koontz and I must say, he does not disappoint. This is only the first one but I’ll definitely continue this series.
It's short and I hate giving away the plot in a review, so I can say that I recommend it. It's well worth the time.
The first part of a series of Amazon Original Stories released this month. They are free to read (and listen to on Audible) if you are a member of Amazon Prime.
Kind of like a short, not as disturbing Andrew Vachss story. I will definitely be listening to the rest of the series.
Although it might be a marketing ploy: get more people interested in purchasing ebooks by releasing an exclusive series by a well established author. Koontz has done it ...more
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Dean R. Koontz has also published under the ...more