The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless #5) by Dean Koontz

The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless #5)

A series of suspicious deaths in a retirement home draws Nameless into the confidence of a terrified former resident—and into the dark heart of a shocking conspiracy. In part five of the Nameless series, it’s time to hunt.Oakshore Park is Michigan’s most exclusive assisted-living community. Presided over by two killer angels of mercy, it’s also the go-to facility in assisted dying. For a cut, they make impatient heirs happy. Nameless must...

Details The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless #5)

TitleThe Mercy of Snakes (Nameless #5)
Release DateNov 12th, 2019
PublisherAmazon Original Stories
GenreThriller, Fiction, Short Stories, Mystery

Reviews The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless #5)

  • Sheila Beaumont
    The fifth entry in Dean Koontz's "Nameless" series, and the best yet. In this one Nameless is sent to deal with a doctor and nurse who are being paid to murder residents of an upscale assisted-living community by heirs who are impatient to get hold of their money. One more story to go. I wonder if we (and Nameless) will find out something about his forgotten past.
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    The Mercy of SnakesNameless, Book 5By: Dean KoontzNarrated by: Edoardo BalleriniMoney is more important than life in the nursing home. Nameless comes to settle the score.Great story! Good narration too!
  • Obsidian
    Spoilers for events from Nameless #1, "In the Heart of the Fire".Had to go to the gym to workout, which was a welcome break from this series. Honestly this is just boring. At this point what is the purpose of Nameless. The guy barely does anything. He does kill someone in this story, but other than that, why would someone need to have amnesia to do this. His "powers" are not in play in this one either. We hear more about the purple blue eyed woma...
    Interesting Not bad. But not very exciting. I thought that the previous two novellas were better. Looking forward to reading the final instalment.
  • Shalini
    I enjoyed this section of Nameless's journey when he pursued a doctor and his nurse for the deaths happening in the nursing home.Nameless was more proactive and I loved the speed at which the book got read.
  • Henry
    Very Good SeriesThis is the fifth in Dean Koontz' Nameless series. It was a very enjoyable read. I am looking forward to the sixth and apparently the last in the series
  • Lisazj1
    It's so satisfying to see the bad guys get theirs. Yeah, the series is becoming a bit formulaic because Nameless is who he is *without knowing more of him* and he does what he does. Only the who and how change. But I'm enjoying it for what is is.
  • Shorty
    Edoardo Ballerini is the narrator.
  • ChopinFC
    4 Stars ( Excellent)The mercy of Snakes 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 sce...
  • Mary
    Number 5 in the nameless series. I like this one very much. The stories of Ace, the organization and Nameless are again serving up justice by destroying some very evil people. The actual who and circumstances of the crimes and psychopathic tilt are not at the forefront for me anymore. Evil is evil and does not grow or change. It can be gotten rid of by the Good or so I hope. In this one, I noticed more how Nameless seems. He seems to have no emot...
  • Richard
    While I am pleased these short stories about the Ace of Diamonds an agency that handles Nameless a fixer, bringer of retribution and the judge, jury and executioner of those evil serial killers beyond the arm of the law, are not formulaic.That said he arrives on a bus with an assumed name ready to be the practical embodiment of his employers research and terminate the evil perpetrators.In this instalment a retirement community is too successful a...
  • Romeo
    I know that it's following the same avenger/punisher/good guy who can exact justice or vengeance for the wrongs that no other can punish for, but it's not bad. Maybe it's not bad because it's so short so I can finish it in one sitting, but I still find some enjoyment in it. There are some good quotes in the book about what I think Dean Koontz is wrestling with, is justice leaving this planet, can justice really be given out when too many people a...
  • Mark Noble
    The Mercy of Snakes is the 5th story in Dean Koontzs Nameless series. By now, the format of the story is familiar. The Ace of Diamonds has identified another evil person who manages to avoid the grip of justice. Nameless is dispatched to ensure that the truth is outed and that the evil is punished or eliminated. The villains in this story euthanize unsuspecting elderly residents in a very upscale assisted living residence that caters to wealthy p...
  • Stefanie
    Nameless is at it again in this fifth book of a short story series by Dean Koontz.This time around Nameless needs to stop a serial killer from killing the elderly in the fine estate neighborhood that he owns so their family members can get their inheritance.This one didnt do it for me. The concept was lost and there was no suspense or thrill in this one. Definitely my least favorite of this series so far.One plus? Nameless seems to be remembering...
  • David Dalton
    Who is Nameless?We keep getting clues, but no solid leads. Who is Nameless? How did he become who he is now? Only one more Nameless short story left. Then what ? Hopefully a full length origin story.
  • Leslie
    Great book. Much better then books 2, 3 & 4 in this series. Almost as good as the first book. Well done Dean Koontz. Cant wait to complete this series. Wonderful author indeed. 😁💜 Great book. Much better then books 2, 3 & 4 in this series. Almost as good as the first book. Well done Dean Koontz. Can’t wait to complete this series. Wonderful author indeed. 😁💜
  • Lisa
    Loving this series of short stories - only one more to go!
  • Dee Cherry
    Series continues to hold my interest as Nameless is sent to rid the world of more villains. The various settings and characters prove and are good examples that evilness occurs in all situations
  • Karsyn
    Meh - probably my 2nd least favorite. Just didn't care for the story.
  • Karen
    Excellent series, enjoyed them all!!!
  • Armand Rosamilia
    Another great addition to this quick-read series. I hope there will be more coming after the sixth and (hopefully not) final book, which I'm diving right into!
  • Gav451
    Fun read but still no ilumination.This was as deftly told as the previous instalments and was a satisfying quick read. It took about an hour in all so you can get a coffee, find a comfortable spot and just enjoy the ride. Its a single mission so the story wraps up nicely and while there is a back story, 5 episodes in and we are still no closer to learning any it. We are provided with only the briefest of hints. I suspect these free amazon stories...
  • Regis
    Yet another superb episode. Absolutely cannot wait to see how it all ends.
  • wally
    finished yesterday the 21st of november 2019 good read five stars amazing kindle owned highlighted a couple places definition of types of people in the world not so much in this one like i'd highlighted in the other four and i've opened the last #6 but have not begun to read. i've wondered about some of the current stories published where often the protagonist executes a kind of frontier justice, takes the law into his own hands...usually "his" c...
  • Nicky
    Just one book left to go, enjoyed all of them and read them very fast. I hope there are more books to follow, more info about Nameless though please.
  • Lybo Buchanan
    This is the fifth Book in the Nameless series. These are novellas, revolving around a man who has no memory beyond 2 years ago, does not know his own name, and is clairvoyant. He dishes out justice to those considered above the law, or the law simply cannot reach. He is not a vigilante, since he works under the direction of a group he only knows as the Ace of Diamonds. They are precise in their knowledge of who they're dealing with & what needs t...
  • Carolyn Injoy
    I received a complimentary Kindle copy of The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless Book 5) by Dean Koontz in an Amazon promotion in exchange for a fair review.I gave this book five stars because I found it fascinating. It is an ongoing story about "Nameless". I look forward to reading the last book that in this series, Memories of Tomorrow (Nameless Book 6).Nameless makes a self discovery: "By now, he should not be the least surprised by the capacity of evi...
  • Tere Fredericks
    There Are Snakes Here. Watch For ThemThis one is almost personal to me. I worked at a law firm which defended an angel of mercy. Just finished the case and had it boxed up before I was hired. Pity. Two very different people join together in their positions at an elder condo area (not assisted living, which is available should the need occur) to help the rich get even richer. It's actually admirably diabolical. Nameless has plans for these two. On...
  • Kirsten
    Nameless is a Good Short SeriesSo far out of this series, this story for some unknown reason is my least favorite. But it is still a good read. Perhaps it's because I got lost a couple of times and had to reread some sections. I don't know. I do love this Nameless series. Wish it wasn't short. But all good things eventually will have to come to an end. I do feel like with the other books there was a build up before the jobs were done. This one se...