The Mercy of Snakes
A series of suspicious deaths in a retirement home draws Nameless into the confidence of a terrified former residentand into the dark heart of a shocking conspiracy. In part five of the Nameless series, its time to hunt.
Oakshore Park is Michigans most exclusive assisted-living community. Presided over by two killer angels of mercy, its also the go-to facility in assisted...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.
The mercy of Snakes is part of a compelling, and highly addictive series by Dean Koontz- about a highly skilled 'killer' dubbed 'Nameless'. Nameless has retrograde amnesia and does not recall anything beyond 2 years prior. 'Nameless' is a highly skilled assassin, and he acts in 'vengeance' taking odd jobs from his handler, only in the name of 'revenge'. Each tale in these short, but fast paced novellas surround a different scenario where 'nameless' is involved to right a ...more
That said he arrives on a bus with an assumed name ready to be the practical embodiment of his employers research and terminate the evil perpetrators.
In this instalment a retirement community is too successful and impatient relatives need to speed nature along ...more
This time around Nameless needs to stop a serial killer from killing the elderly in the fine estate neighborhood that he owns so their family members can get their inheritance.
This one didnt do it for me. The concept was lost and there was no suspense or thrill in this one. Definitely my least favorite of this series so far.
One plus? Nameless seems to be remembering things, but cant piece anything together and I am ...more
This was as deftly told as the previous instalments and was a satisfying quick read.
It took about an hour in all so you can get a coffee, find a comfortable spot and just enjoy the ride. Its a single mission so the story wraps up nicely and while there is a back story, 5 episodes in and we are still no closer to learning any it. We are provided with only the briefest of hints.
I suspect these free amazon stories are a prequel to a novel Mr Koontz is going to ...more
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 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
So far out of this series, this story for some unknown reason is my least favorite. But it is still a good read. Perhaps it's because I got lost a couple of times and had to reread some sections. I don't know. I do love this Nameless series. Wish it wasn't short. But all good things eventually will have to come to an end.
I do feel like with the other books there was a build up before the jobs were done. This one seemed to happen quicker. It doesn't take away from ...more
Dean, the author of many #1 New York Times ...more