In a town where the corrupt are protected, a bereaved mother seeks retribution for an arsonist’s deadly crimes. Only Nameless can help ease the burden of her grief—and satisfy her rage—in part four of this thrilling series.
After a suspicious house fire, Regina Belmont lost her two children, was left disfigured, and was abandoned by her gutless husband. Brokenhearted and bu...more
This is a short story by Dean Koontz. It’s been years since I’ve read any of his work and when I did, I didn’t like the book at all. Hence I decided to give this short story a try and loved it.
“Nameless” is a character who I presume is some sort of “fixer”, vigilante and hit man, rolled into one.
In this story he is investigating a fire in w ...more
Red Rain is the fourth installment of the Nameless series. The series, in general, is about a vigilante who has amnesia and cannot remember his past or even his name. He is recruited by a mysterious company to hunt criminals and serial killers. In each book, Nameless has to face a new criminal.
Red Rain is about justice deliverance. Regina Belmont is the mother of two children. Her house has been set on fire. She is now disfigured and abandoned by her husband. The offi ...more
Red Rain is the 4th book in the Nameless series.
I felt like this is the weakest one of the stories so far but it was still entertaining. This short story was too short for me (ha!) and I wanted more information on the arsonist and his cohorts.
I think if Dean Koontz had gotten into the inner workings of the arsonist, or even wrote a chapter or two showing us the arsonist in the act of starting a fire, I would have been more invested in the ...more
"Red Rain" has Nameless in a city that sounds like Chicago. He visits a woman who was left disfigured after someone set a fire that also killed her two children. Nameless asks her does she want the men responsible to die and she decides that she does. He quickly starts setting up all of the men involved.
Nameless is getti ...more
If you have read the series in order (which I strongly recommend) you know what you are getting here. Basically, there is nothing new here. This time we deal with a hired arsonist that doesn't care if people are killed while performing his jobs. The series is enjoyable and I like the idea of ...more
Children are under the victims, and "Nameless" is tortured with visions and flashbacks which he cannot fully graps and remember!!!
In "Red Rain" further light is shed on the mysterious and enigmatic character of our heroe!!
A good series!!!
Had a great time reading it..
Red Rain 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 previous wrong. ...more
“Everybody’s bought, and everything’s politicized. There’s no way to get the truth.”
“Justice is a human concept, as flawed as any. There is no reliable justice in this world and, given human nature, never can be. Politics, ...more
Although the previous three books in this series have been entertaining and quick reads, certain aspects were beginning to wear on me (too much narrative summary, repetitiveness, easily defeated villains) and in this installment those elements were especially grating.
I see the appeal of these stories—the bad guys are rich and mean and Nameless helps exact poetic justice on them with the help of a mysterious, well connected group—but this one got a bit too cutesy with its schem ...more
Nameless is instructed to meet with a woman who has lost her two children and was badly burned and disfigured from a rampaging fire. The police had ruled an accidental fire in a run-down old building, but she knows it was arson. She just knows it deep down.
Nameless, who doesn’t know his own name due to a bout of amnesia is instructed to take out the arsonist in this short story.
This wasn’t my favorite of the short stories in ...more
The Nameless stories are like tasty little appetizers while you wait ...more
Dean, the author of many #1 New York Times bes ...more