The Mercy of Snakes
A series of suspicious deaths in a retirement home draws Nameless into the confidence of a terrified former resident—and into the dark heart of a shocking conspiracy. In part five of the Nameless series, it’s time to hunt.
Oakshore Park is Michigan’s most exclusive assisted-living community. Presided over by two killer angels of mercy, it’s also the go-to facility in...more
Had to go to the gym to workout, which was a welcome break from this series. Honestly this is just boring. At this point what is the purpose of Nameless. The guy barely does anything. He does kill someone in this story, but other than that, why would someone need to have amnesia to do this. His "powers" are not in play in this one either. We hear more about the purple blue eyed woman and I now hate the colors purple and blue.
i've wondered about some of the current stories published where often the protagonist executes a kind of frontier justice, takes the law into his own hands...usually "his" can't think of any female protagonists though i ...more
I enjoyed the first two stories in this series and they gripped me and pulled me in. The next two, and now this one have left me unfulfilled. The more I think about this the more I come to the conclusion it isn't so much the story as it is the lack of depth. I don't have time to grow to love the characters or gate the characters. I'm looking for more. I want to connect either in love for them or gate of them. I want more to happen to them than just here are bad people and now they are ...more
I gave this book five stars because I found it fascinating. It is an ongoing story about "Nameless". I look forward to reading the last book that in this series, Memories of Tomorrow (Nameless Book 6).
Nameless makes a self discovery: "By now, he should not be the least surprised by the capacity of evil people to deceive their credulous frinds and ...more
This one is almost personal to me. I worked at a law firm which defended an angel of mercy. Just finished the case and had it boxed up before I was hired. Pity.
Two very different people join together in their positions at an elder condo area (not assisted living, which is available should the need occur) to help the rich get even richer. It's actually admirably diabolical.
Nameless has plans for these two. On a personal note, I admit to admiring Mr. Koontz's ...more
I enjoyed this penultimate Nameless outing, though a fraction less than the other ones. Nameless and his fellow vigilante’s remain little more than question marks. There are more hints that Nameless may be getting his memory back. I wonder if the final story will develop this or will this be left unexplored? With every story, I find myself wondering, are the people Nameless and his cohorts kill truly people who deserved to die or have they been used in ...more
Mercy of Snakes is a great addition to this series. It’s taut and sexy and intriguing. Obviously it’s a little over the top with the 2 antagonists, but Koontz is able to make their crimes and behaviors believable. Their comeuppance is well deserved.
I’m still not 100% back on board the Koontz train, but the Nameless series is dragging me closer and closer to the station.
Just one more left. Let’s see if that’s the final push to get me ...more
Still, this was an enjoyable quick read/listen.
Another short story in the Namless series. I like the hero character. He acts to correct injustice where the innocent have been victimized. The format of the story remains the same. I am anxious to see if more will be revealed about Namless's background. He sees flashes of a ghostly family and is afraid of what they might mean to him. Hope it is disclosed in the next book
A little more backstory and narrative, I guess, than the other ones, this story was all about the journey, not the destination, since by now the reader is probably well aware of what that destination is. The only real question is how, as well as all the various questions the story spanning meta-story presents, as that part appears to be increasing in length and detail and continues to be interesting to make guesses about.
Started this book in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep. Don't do that! This book was set in my home town and I could relate to all of the areas mentioned. I kept wondering, "how could he set the novel in each readers hometowns?" Thrilling and captivating throughout the story. How DID you do that, Mr. Koontz?
can one say about this series of books, that hasn't already been said ... they are without question, the most thought provoking novels written. So much is written between the story line, which reflects the thoughts and dreams of a life well questioned and brilliantly answered.
This is the first time of reading,an American book ,but I found the idea intreging, so because I am English and living in England, it did feel slightly foreign to me,but the sentiments the same,, it makes you want Such to exist, I really loved all the books,and look forward with pleasure, to reading more of the written word of Mr Deane Koontz, thank you
Two stores is probably too generous. Are usually reserve stars for reviews that have meaning. This book is shallow and poorly developed.
The writing style is good, pacey and clever with some memorable prose. I liked it and look forward to the emergence of some more positive traits in the main player, who remains somewhat nameless
YEP, ANOTHER NON-STOP READ!!
Nameless is on another mission, given to him by Ace. This mission leads to a Retirement Community, of mostly Wealthy people. The Community, which was built and is now run by a Doctor.
YEP....Off to read Book 6.....
This series could be read as a stand-alone book, but you would be missing so many good stories. This is another story in which the criminals get what they deserve in interesting ways. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good story.
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the ...more