The Naked Eye

The Naked Eye by William Reynolds

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.


Books by William Reynolds

The Nebraska Quotient

The Nebraska Quotient

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.

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Things Invisible

Things Invisible

The fourth Nebraska adventure has the PI searching for a runaway with a secret.

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Money Trouble

Money Trouble

The third hard-boiled Nebraska crime novel. The PI is hired by his old high school girlfriend, widowed when her bank robber husband is killed. Now she wants to find his missing loot or prove him innocent.

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The Naked Eye

The Naked Eye

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 Omaha

Go to Book



Reviews For The Naked Eye

The Naked Eye 5.0

The characters Reynolds creates are believable, neither wholly evil nor good.

Rapid City Journal

The Naked Eye 5.0

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.

Gerald Petievich, author of To Live and Die in L.A.

The Naked Eye 5.0

The plotting is as tight as a fist.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Naked Eye 5.0

Every bit as good as Elmore Leonard.

Omaha Sunday World-Herald