The fifth explosive Nebraska crime novel, a Mystery Book of the Month Club Selection
After finishing a case in Minneapolis, private eye Nebraska gets into a fist-fight with a rich kid who has more money than brains. But what seems like a passing, unpleasant experience turns into a nightmare that follows Nebraska back to his home in Omaha, where a friend, mistaken for him, is savagely beaten and left for dead. So Nebraska disappears into an alias he’d created for an emergency just like this and, while in hiding and in anonymity, tries to discover who the brutal, vengeful forces are who want him killed.
For Nebraska, the Omaha-based private detective and hopeful mystery writer, things are seldom as straightforward as they first appear. These three stories, featuring characters from the internationally published series of novels that began with The Nebraska Quotient (nominated for a Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writer of America), illustrate the determination, resourcefulness, and, sometimes, deliberate rejection of common sense that drive Nebraska toward the ultimate truth—whether he likes it or not.
All six novels in the acclaimed NEBRASKA series of private eye novels, “one of the most refreshing additions to the ranks of hardboiled detectives. An engrossing, well-crafted story with many bizarre twists. Top-notch entertainment." Publishers Weekly
The sixth novel in the acclaimed Nebraska series, "one of the most refreshing additions to the ranks of hard-boiled detectives," Publishers Weekly. The nephew of one of Nebraska's old friends is gunned down on an Omaha street in random shooting...or was it?
The first book in the acclaimed Nebraska P.I. series, a Shamus Award finalist for Best Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America. A struggling novelist and ex-private eye gets into big trouble when he answers his door at 4 a.m.
The characters Reynolds creates are believable, neither wholly evil nor good.
Reynolds is becoming even more polished. The Naked Eye, its hard-boiled pages compelling and rich, is the author at his best: lean and mean but not mean-spirited.
The plotting is as tight as a fist.
Every bit as good as Elmore Leonard.