In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless #1) by Dean Koontz

In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless #1)

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. Nameless fears the outcome. He’s seen it in his visions. Now it’s time to t...

Details In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless #1)

TitleIn the Heart of the Fire (Nameless #1)
Release DateNov 12th, 2019
PublisherAmazon Original Stories
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Reviews In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless #1)

  • Constantine
    Rating: 3.5/5.0Genre:Mystery Thriller + Short StoryA 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 thi...
  • Char
    I was expecting a dog, a good guy and a bad guy. I got all 3- but in spite of that, I liked this short story. 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 Nam...
  • Sheila Beaumont
    Excellent short thriller with hints of the supernatural, the first in Dean Koontz's new "Nameless" series. Loved the dog! I'm looking forward to reading the other five books in this series.
  • Lyn
    Audio and story 5 Stars
  • Michael Hicks
    My review of IN THE HEART OF THE FIRE can be found at High Fever Books.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 anno...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    In the Heart of the FireNameless, Book 1By: Dean KoontzNarrated by: Edoardo BalleriniNameless 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.
  • Henry
    Good StartThis is a good beginning to the "Nameless" series by the very prolific Dean Koontz. You will not be disappointed.
  • Norah Una Sumner
    i hate men...super interested to see where this series goes!
    Well... this short story of only 62 pages was not very well developed and It’s a bit confusing. Too many names involved in a very short time. And the story wasn’t that engaging. I thought I was reading 162 pages.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...
  • Lisazj1
    4.5 stars! If every one of these snippets *too damn short* are like this, I’m going to love this series! I really like Nameless already. I want to know more about him too but at the same time, I kind of don’t mind knowing him just as we do. 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! 4.5 stars! If every one of these snipp...
  • Chelsey
    Not for the faint of heart! But definitely grabbed my attention more than I expected and I’ll certainly be picking up more of these novellas!
  • Armand Rosamilia
    Gritty and slightly different from what I'm used to from Koontz, which is a good thing. I love how lately his work keeps me guessing, and he's not afraid to go really dark, which I enjoyed. On to the next one!
  • Miriam
    5 stars audio and story.
  • Shawna
    To be honest, I only read this because I’m almost at my goal and it was a short story. It was good for what it was.
  • Laura
    Well written beginning to the Nameless series. The two main themes in my mind are absolute power corrupts and karma is a b*tch. Though the story is dark, it's not graphic in a way that horrifies.
  • Jim C
    This book is a short story and is part of a series of short stories. In this one, we follow the main character, Nameless, as he helps a woman protect her children from a sheriff of a local county who likes little children. Nameless has the power to see the future and he is associated with an organization that gives him resources to help his mission.I liked this first story of this series but I wasn't blown away. I think I will enjoy the subsequen...
  • David Dalton
    I am liking Nameless. What a novel idea for a character. The Equalizer with an edge so to speak.The key question is who is this Ace of Diamonds and what is his tie to Nameless?Six short stories. I am intrigued. Count me in. Plus, it is written by Dean Koontz. On to the next Nameless
  • Dwayne Roberts
    An interesting story. It reminds me of Dexter some.
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Good start- I like vigilante characters. I think the last series I read with vigilantes was Fern Michael's Sisterhood series. I need to read more of them.
  • Asheley
    Perfect length to listen to while I made dinner tonight! I started when I began prep work on my meat and vegetables and I finished just as my oven timer went off Nameless is a vigilante that cannot remember his own past. He has visions of strangers’ past and future. In this installment, he helps a widowed woman and her two small children by taking care of the sheriff that has forced them live in fear. The sheriff is an awful monster of a person...
  • Shalini
    This book had me holding my breath at many places as my vengeant heart celebrated the justice that Nameless bestowed on the sheriff and his crony who were supposed to uphold the law and protect its people, especially the children.
  • Dee Cherry
    1st read by this author. Good beginning to series as Nameless done a great job ridding the town of #1 villain, a dangerous savage. I believe I'm going to enjoy this series
  • Heather
    2019-10-02'm looking forward to this collection.
  • Juli
    He is called Nameless. He doesn't remember his name or his past. The man is a wanderer, a whisp of smoke, a force to be reckoned with that will be forgotten after he leaves. He is a killer....but only of those who need killing. He receives assignments from a person known only as Ace of Diamonds. And then he kills. Quick. Clean. No trace left behind. In this first Nameless story, the target is a pedophile sheriff. He has been victimizing people fo...
  • Stefanie
    In The Heart of the Fire is book one of the Nameless series by Dean Koontz. A collection of short stories.This book introduces you to the character, Nameless, who suffers from amnesia and doesn’t know his real name or anything about his past. He is hired by an agency to carry out missions to eliminate bad people. Nameless also has moments of clairvoyance seeing snippets from the past and the future. He can see what his actions may or may not do...
  • Gav451
    This was more like it. Because it is only a short story / novella there is no messing about in this tale. Within a couple of pages you are straight into the thick of the action which appears to be the first in an ongoing series about the unnamed protagonist.There is clearly a back story to this and we are told very little about it in this introductory tale but it is all the better for it. This is Mr Koontz on prime form, fast paced, tense, intere...
  • Ellie Midwood
    A short but intense read, where a mysterious man with some extraordinary abilities takes the law into his hands. It’s brutal and gory at times but the end was just perfect, and the doggie part nearly melted my heart. Getting book 2 right now! I can already tell it’s going to be a great series!
  • Christina
    A pleasant short readOverall this book is great if you’re in a reading slump, need to add books to your reading challenge or want to read more short stories.I feel like it had way too much information/background on all of the characters for such a short story. I understand the author didn’t want to leave any plot holes but it was quite unnecessary. I wouldn’t really have any expectations or recommend buying the book as you’d likely by dis...
  • Obsidian
    Not a bad first book in the series. Just a bit too new Koontz for me. I was hoping for some horror, but this one will do. There's a damn dog, but at least it's not a golden retriever. And for once the dog didn't have super powers. I think that the flow after a bit was a bit off. And I think that Nameless felt like a hybrid of Odd Thomas and a few Koontz heroes mixed in. At least this guy doesn't seem to be a former military man with the ability t...