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, Crime, Horror, Audiobook, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Fantasy, Paranormal

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...
  • 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...
  • Richard
    A clever idea for a protagonist.Ace of Diamonds is an agency outside of the law, but what side of justice do they take. Nameless is their agent but is he a gun for hire or a vigilante one man army.In a well orchestrated operation this guy alights from a bus and follows his preplanned instructions. Since this is the first in a series of short stories we do not know if he is light or dark. However, his status as an agent is bizarre as amnesia and a...
  • 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❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
    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...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    i hate men...super interested to see where this series goes!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Henry
    Good StartThis is a good beginning to the "Nameless" series by the very prolific Dean Koontz. You will not be disappointed.
    Well... this short story of only 62 pages was not very well developed and Its a bit confusing. Too many names involved in a very short time. And the story wasnt 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 Im a Amazon Prime subscrib...
  • Tom Mc Kenna
    4.5 Stars rounded up to 5 Stars. Woo! This guy Nameless really intrigues me. Sort of a Jason Bourne type (trained assassin with amnesia) except the organization he is working for at least at this point seems to be working for good and their goal is to discharge justice against evil. There is even a Charlie handler type as in Charlie's Angels named Ace of Diamonds who texts instructions instead of calls. Okay I'm hooked onto the next installment.
  • Lisazj1
    4.5 stars! If every one of these snippets *too damn short* are like this, Im 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 dont mind knowing him just as we do. I dont know whos pulling Namelesss strings but theyre kind of my heroes. Justice is sweet. Great narration as well, and Im already into the next one! ❤ 4.5 stars! If every one of these snippets *too damn sho...
  • ♥Sharon♥
    Oooh I think Ive stumbled upon a great series of short reads! Interested in this guy Nameless. 🤔🤔 Oooh I think I’ve stumbled upon a great series of short reads! Interested in this guy Nameless. 🤔🤔
  • 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!
  • Chelsey
    Not for the faint of heart! But definitely grabbed my attention more than I expected and Ill certainly be picking up more of these novellas! 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!
  • 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.
  • Miriam
    5 stars audio and story.
  • Shawna
    To be honest, I only read this because Im almost at my goal and it was a short story. It was good for what it was. 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.
  • Lisa
    I really liked this! A short story series I'm about to binge on! (spoiler; I've already listened to three of them)Our main character 'nameless' is a killer...but he kills bad people. He is a nomad with amnesia (he has only two years of memories) and a penchant for subterfuge and weapons. He receives his missions from an unknown source and he gets results!Think Jack Reacher meets Jason Bourne!
  • Dwayne Roberts
    An interesting story. It reminds me of Dexter some.
  • 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
  • Becca
    A bit boring for me. And I am a big fan of Dean Koontz. I borrowed this from amazon prime reading for a quick read while waiting for the washing to finish :) nothing to write home about, and I probably won't be reading the next in the Nameless series. :/
  • 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 perso...
  • Lena
    Thank god that ended well. I generally trust Dean Koontz but when the German Shepherd came up I hugged my own German Shepherd and hoped for the best.This is the start of an exciting series of the Unnamed Man bringing justice.
  • 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