Red Rain (Nameless #4)
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 bullied into silence by corrupt officials, Regina’s only recourse for truth and justice is Nameless. There’s something about this case that’s breaking Nameless’s heart as well. But can he bear to remember why?From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes Red Rain, part of Nameless, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.

Red Rain (Nameless #4) Details

TitleRed Rain (Nameless #4)
Author
ReleaseNov 12th, 2019
PublisherAmazon Original Stories
Rating
GenreThriller, Fiction, Short Stories, Mystery

Red Rain (Nameless #4) Review

  • Char
    January 1, 1970
    *sigh*More of the same, but I've invested too much time now to not finish the series.
  • Dante
    January 1, 1970
    "No one gives a shit about your dead kids".
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    January 1, 1970
    Red RainNameless, Book 4By: Dean KoontzNarrated by: Edoardo BalleriniThis 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.
  • Obsidian
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 getting boring to me. Yes, I know you like to tip and it gives you pleasure to leave huge tips for people. Here's my question, isn't someone going notice some tall blond guy leaving $300 tips for a glass of wine? Anyway. His somewhat amnesia is becoming a bit boring now too. I wish we got to see more visions of Nameless, but this one there is nothing. So one wonders how he got pulled into this mission and why Ace of Diamonds got so interested. Not too much to say about all of the bad guys in this one. They don't read like the prior serial killers. The main guy who loves and also fears fire needed a bit more developing I think. The writing was repetitive and I just got bored. We get it, the woman he keeps seeing has purple/blue eyes which doesn't even sound real, but okay. The illustration for this one was pretty boring (just a kerosene can spilled over). The flow was fine though. This story moves really quickly to the somewhat lackluster ending.
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  • Bernard Jan
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • NILTON TEIXEIRA
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. This one was quite enjoyable but too short (less than 50 pages). Im really enjoying this series. I want to jump to next one but Im almost falling asleep. 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.
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  • Lena
    January 1, 1970
    Ok, that was just boring. These stories are going downhill. An arsonist hunt should have been more fun.
  • Jim C
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 justice being served on people who got away with it. The problem at this point is it is a repeat of other short stories. When are we getting to the point of this series and finding out about Nameless and the agency behind this vigilante justice? I like the story and I like the idea behind it. It just isn't a must read anymore because of the repetition of the stories. This is a strong statement from me as Dean Koontz has been my favorite for over thirty years and for me taking so long to complete this short story series says it all. I don't hate but I don't love it.
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  • Shalini
    January 1, 1970
    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.
  • Henry
    January 1, 1970
    Good SeriesThis short book is another installment in Dean Koontz' Nameless series. They are quick reads, well written, and simply enjoyable entertainment.
  • Roz
    January 1, 1970
    My least favorite so far.
  • wally
    January 1, 1970
    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: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, 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, bigotry, envy, ignorance . . . Those forces and others redefine justice day by day, until it means something different to everyone—until it means nothing at all.”“There’s hope, though not in justice. There’s hope in truth. A sea of lies can’t wash away a single grain of truth. Truth is what it is.”“I want the truth to prevail. But you’re so well connected that all the evidence in the world won’t get the law to move against you. There’ll be no justice. But for you, at least, there will be the truth and its consequences.”Those four men were responsible for many murders. That is a truth. They lie dead in a warehouse. That is another truth. Regina Belmont, now with her sister in another state, will think of it as justice. It is not justice. Justice has failed Some might call it vengeance. It is not that, either, because no relative or friend of those four men’s victims was involved in targeting them.He thinks of it as the promise of high technology, which has democratized the search for evidence, so that any first-rate hacker can know what any law-enforcement agency knows
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  • Chris DiLeo
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 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 scheme to defeat all the baddies, who were supposed to be threatening but ended up as jokey caricatures.I suppose I should stop reading this series . . . but I've already downloaded the next one.
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  • Shawn Deal
    January 1, 1970
    Loving this series. Cant get enough. Love the whole novella approach. I am now always excited as to what story will be told in the upcoming one. 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.
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  • ChopinFC
    January 1, 1970
    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. 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. Here we have a pyromaniac setting blaze on properties and killing innocents...let's say 'nameless' is going to have fun with him! Each novella is more addictive than the previous ones, and are 'free' for those who have Amazon prime series. I've given the 'audiobooks' (also included in prime) a shot and they're a gem, and the entire collection is utterly irresistible!
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  • Chris Snider
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 protagonist at every turn. In this series however it's the opposite. You have an all knowing group of good guys that can take out the villain at every turn. Don't you wish we had that in real life?
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  • Stefanie
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 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 this series. It wasn’t as thrilling and suspenseful as the other stories had been.TW: Arson/Fire, Murder.
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  • Romeo
    January 1, 1970
    An arsonist profiting from fires he does on contract and the people who are burned and thought of as collateral damage. It seems Dean Koontz is writing about the loss of what it even means to see justice for anyone since everyone keeps changing what Justice even means. There's some definite anger about where society is headed and what that means for people that require assistance outside the law because the law is hampered by the crooked and corrupt. The story glides along smoothly. The An arsonist profiting from fires he does on contract and the people who are burned and thought of as collateral damage. It seems Dean Koontz is writing about the loss of what it even means to see justice for anyone since everyone keeps changing what Justice even means. There's some definite anger about where society is headed and what that means for people that require assistance outside the law because the law is hampered by the crooked and corrupt. The story glides along smoothly. The characterization is neatly done and dialogue is crisp. I enjoyed it.
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  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    I am really loving this series. I want a book.
  • Jennifer Morin
    January 1, 1970
    Starting to feel a little repetitive. But not awful.
  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    This is my favorite in the Nameless short story series. It pulled me in with the woman who lost everything in a fire where she and her family were brushed off as collateral damage. Her two children dead and half of her body scarred and disfigured beyond repair. She now lives in a shaded room and travels in the night. She is courageous and is determined to find those that did this and wants justice and revenge. Threats come her way and she .retreats. ACE has sent Nameless to her door. Nameless is This is my favorite in the Nameless short story series. It pulled me in with the woman who lost everything in a fire where she and her family were brushed off as collateral damage. Her two children dead and half of her body scarred and disfigured beyond repair. She now lives in a shaded room and travels in the night. She is courageous and is determined to find those that did this and wants justice and revenge. Threats come her way and she .retreats. ACE has sent Nameless to her door. Nameless is wanting to know what she wants most from this tragedy. She skips through vengeance, revenge, justice until Nameless speaks. He can promise none of those things for her because all are changeable day by day, especially justice. He assures her that all he can promise is truth. Truth simply is. She is quiet and then simply says "I want them dead."So, the plan is in motion and more psychopaths are off the earth. Good story.Nameless, who has no memories of any of his life except the last two years believes that he agreed, maybe even wished to have his memories wiped clean. (Guilt or Pain?) But he is having visions (hallucinations?) that are disturbing and have him fearing to remember. The ghostly young woman and children cross his path again if only for a moment.This story had me feeling sad, very sad. Sad for the man who has no life but to serve truth and meat out justice as others see fit. And to know that he is a part of an organization that he will never really know. So sad to be a man with no past, no memories, no friends and no wishes of his own.
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  • Debra Chiaro
    January 1, 1970
    Another Great Read!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.
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  • Cindy
    January 1, 1970
    Dean Koontz and the Nameless series of short stories has been good. But I have to say this book has been my least favorite. I like the character, Nameless, and will finish the rest of this series to see where he goes next.
  • Marc Cassiram
    January 1, 1970
    Felt like this one was too short... but then again we did a bit of insight into who nameless may be...
  • Dee Cherry
    January 1, 1970
    #4Once again, Nameless has taken part to bring down the corrupt individuals that ruin others lives. I enjoyed the clever ideas executed to end evilness. I'm hoping his memory returns soon.
  • Karsyn
    January 1, 1970
    Not bad.
  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    I give it a 4 1/2 stars. Almost as good as the first book in this series. Great author though. :) <3
  • Gav451
    January 1, 1970
    Very quick to read. About an hour (if that).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 Very quick to read. About an hour (if that).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 not appear to be any grey area yet but again this could go anywhere. There is little risk to our hero so far, the meticulous planning is always going right. You know what this is like, a horror film where you are waiting to see the interesting way the next character is going to die. Thus far the reader is basically waiting to see how the next bad person will be served some justice. Its not a bad format but it could tire eventually if there was too much all at once.It was a fun read, quick and deftly written. I am pleased to report a complete absence of God or Magic dogs and it is fun to start and finish a story in the morning. Amazon Prime is a bit of a gift for me as a reader at the moment. I'm liking it, I hope the authors are making money from it.It deserves its 3 stars. Dean Koontz is a class act, I hope these tales are going somewhere.
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  • Jack
    January 1, 1970
    another good installment to the Nameless series. Little clues to Nameless's life are popping up. Still hard to figure out. He's definitely an avenger with deadly skills. Off to the next chapter.
  • Regis
    January 1, 1970
    Another great installment. More is coming to like, piece by piece.
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