In a town where the corrupt are protected, a bereaved mother seeks retribution for an arsonists deadly crimes. Only Nameless can help ease the burden of her griefand satisfy her ragein 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...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 ...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
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
Everybodys bought, and everythings politicized. Theres 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 storiesthe bad guys are rich and mean and Nameless helps exact poetic justice on them with the help of a mysterious, well connected groupbut this one got a bit too cutesy with its scheme ...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 doesnt know his own name due to a bout of amnesia is instructed to take out the arsonist in this short story.
This wasnt my favorite of the short stories in ...more
The Nameless stories are like tasty little appetizers while you wait ...more
Enjoyed another great chapter of this short story series. I have to admit, they are beginning to feel like episodes of the old series of "Mission Impossible" . Although those shows usually involved the official authorities, I do like these better. So I will move on to the next installment. Thanks again Mr Koontz.
It was more like a Novella than a book. In fact it was probably more of a long story.
It reminds me in terms of packaging like The Green Mile but it does not have the emotional depth yet. We are 4 books in and we are only getting flashes of a past. I'm not sure I like the idea of him being a little bit clairvoyant either but we will see where that goes.
These are very much vigilante books. The people being served the justice are clearly bad. There do ...more
Dean, the author of many #1 New York Times ...more