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Red Rain

(Nameless #4)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  17,334 ratings  ·  610 reviews

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

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Published November 12th 2019 by Amazon Original Stories
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More of the same, but I've invested too much time now to not finish the series.
May 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
This time Nameless has to help a disfigured woman, Regina Belmont. She and her children were at the wrong place at the wrong time. An arsonist took care of a building, her children died. Will the arsonist meet his fate by the hand of Nameless? Another compelling adventure with our nameless hero, but some repetitive elements disturbed the reading pleasure. We know he suffers from amnesia and that he's a clairvoyant, has visions and can be without mercy. Those references are used like text modules ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I like these "get the bastards" shorts! Some more than others but still

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Kat (Books are Comfort Food)
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
People drunk with power don’t believe in justice except as a word in one slogan or another. They despise the truth,”
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
Dec 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: z2020-12
Rating: Good

Genre: Thriller

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
Feb 11, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021
Going with 3/3.5 stars with this addition to the series!

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
Montzalee Wittmann
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Red Rain
Nameless, Book 4
By: Dean Koontz
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
This book has arsonist getting away with murder with the government employees in their pockets.
Nameless comes to settle the score. Love these stories.
Always great narration.
Red Rain is the fourth installment of the Nameless series. While I still think the writing is good, I felt like this story was just okay. On a positive note, I felt like I got a bit of a glimpse into the forgotten past of Nameless through one of his clairvoyant episodes, however there are still no answers as to who he once was or how he became who he is today. Overall, it wasn't the worst in the series but it won't be my favorite either. ...more
Nov 13, 2019 rated it liked it
This one read as filler to me. We have even more repetitiveness regarding Nameless and the woman and two kids he keeps seeing. I hope that the next two do a bit better than this.

"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
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
There's never an excuse for arson. As with all the stories in this series. Truth always matters and justice is a interpreted concept. ...more
Lorraine Southern
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it

Great read, fast and snappy fun, wish they were longer, let’s hope he takes Nameless on a ‘novel’ journey soon!!
Jim C
Mar 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a short story series that tells the story about a man named Nameless. He is backed by a mysterious agency that is carrying out justice on people who have committed heinous crimes and got away with it.

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
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, horror, 100-or-less
Ok, that was just boring. These stories are going downhill. An arsonist hunt should have been more fun.
Bernard Jan
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Red Rain is a humane short story of a mother seeking retribution and justice. In the fourth book of the series, Nameless delivers Regina Belmont justice by taking revenge on those who set her home on fire and left her childless, disfigured, and without a husband who abandoned her, as he tries to remember what in this case is touching his heart in a such a sad way.
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This time its an arsonist "Nameless" has to face and bring to justice..
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..

Happy readings..
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
This one was quite enjoyable but too short (less than 50 pages).
I’m really enjoying this series.
I want to jump to next one but I’m almost falling asleep.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This had Nameless pursuing an arsonist. The story had him not only entrapping the man, but also becoming more introspective about his visions.
The story meandered a bit until it reached the forgone conclusion.
Justice was served at the end.
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good Series

This short book is another installment in Dean Koontz' Nameless series. They are quick reads, well written, and simply enjoyable entertainment.
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
My least favorite so far.
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Koontz's Nameless short story series is reminescent of the serialized story that was found in periodicals like Harper's Bazaar and the Atlantic Monthly. Nameless is a dark knight sans cape who works for a mysterious corporation who issues directives for him to get the truth from evil people who have committed heinous crimes and have gotten away with them and then deliver an appropriate death commensurate with how they tortured their victims. The ongoing mystery in this series is that our dark he ...more
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Stars ( Excellent)

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.
Shawn Deal
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: action, mystery
Loving this series. Can’t get enough. Love the whole novella approach. I am now always excited as to what story will be told in the upcoming one.
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: koontz
finished this one yesterday...i think it was can't remember if it was in the treestand or maybe sitting in the truck there at the end of the road the broken glass road as my wife calls it good read five stars amazing kindle owned...and some of the highlights to track the theme:

“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,
Chris DiLeo
Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
It's my own fault.

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
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am really loving this series. I want a book.
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
Story - 3.0 Stars
Narration - 4.5 Stars

Koontz at his corniest.
I predict that a full novel about this Nameless character will be coming soon... because even I am curious enough to buy a Koontz book to find out!
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Red Rain is book 4 in the Nameless short stories series by Dean Koontz.

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
Chris Snider
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was probably my second favorite of the 4 so far. I suppose one reasonable complaint people could potentially have with these stories is that the hero is never in danger and always seems to be in control while the villain is screwed. However I think that is what makes this series different and intriguing. You wouldn't want every book you read to be that way, but this is good for a change of pace. In many of Dean's Books you have this all knowing group of bad guys that can try to take out the ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Short, sweet and satisfying if you have a pure love for language and like the way Koontz crafts his sentences. There isn't a lot of plot here but it's not that sort of story. The action is swift and the mystery at the center of this series (Who the hell is Nameless and what happened to him that makes him so desperate to hide in the fog of induced amnesia?) is enough to keep you engaged to the end of this series of short tales.
The Nameless stories are like tasty little appetizers while you wait
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