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. Namele...more
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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
The above is the reason I quit reading Koontz in the first place. It seemed to me that all of his books were the same. After WATCHERS and a few other Koontz books made me quickly fall in love with him, the re-use of that same formula over and over again made me fall out of love with him, just as quickly.
I like the mystery surrounding Nameless, and I'm in to see what happens next. ...more
Book one has left me with a lot of unanswered questions. I'm curious to know more about "Nameless" and the Ace of Diamonds. So I look forward to the next installment. ...more
Back in my early 20s, I was on a huge Koontz book kick. I read every Koontz book that I could get my grubby hands on.
And it's so nice to read his work again!
In the Heart of the Fire is the first book in the Nameless series.
Each book is a short story about the character Ben Shepherd. That's the name that he's given himself due to amnesia.
Ben doesn't know who he was in his past but now he's a vigilante nomad that goes after the worst of the worst. He's a con ...more
Ace of Diamonds is an agency outside of the law, but what side of justice do they take. Nameless is their agent but is he a gun for hire or a vigilante one man army.
In a well orchestrated operation this guy alights from a bus and follows his preplanned instructions. Since this is the first in a series of short stories we do not know if he is light or dark. However, his status as an agent is bizarre as amnesia and a lack of memories makes him almost an automaton.
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 particu ...more
In this first Nameless story, the target is a pedophile sheriff. He has been victimizing people for a long time, destroying the proof of his deeds. ...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 o ...more
Nameless, Book 1
By: Dean Koontz
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Nameless deals with a corrupt Sheriff and associate. Dozens of missing people, mostly young girls, have gone missing since the Sheriff came into power. Great story and narration.
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 a ...more
I don’t know who’s pulling Nameless’s strings but they’re kind of my heroes. Justice is sweet.
Great narration as well, and I’m already into the next one! ❤️
Very short book but a page turner. It is a gruesome subject. The author unique and wonderful writing style makes this book a winner plus the ending. These were two evil villains that show proof that evil does exist in this world. I look forward to the next book in this series! I plan to reread down the road.
There is no turning back. This is his life: confrontation with the darkness that has nothing to do with an absence of light.
After reading Kin and now In the Heart of the Fire, I've come to realize that I LOVE reading about Bermuda Triangle-esque settings—a region in which folks disappear without a trace, a predator lurking in plain sight, all of this occurring for years.
I also love when justice is served to these predators, which is certainly true for the villains in Kin and in this novella ...more
I listened to this one - it was good. I couldn't put it down. I want to read/listen to the others in the series. Who is Nameless? From where/who does he get his orders? Why can't he remember anything from his past? He makes sure that people are held accountable for their actions. ...more
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Dean, the author of many #1 New York Times bes ...more