Nemesis by Bill Pronzini returns Nameless to assist the other detectives at his agency when a young, wealthy, and not entirely trustworthy woman is threatened (available July 9, 2013).
What's in a name? That which we call a detective would solve as well? You get the idea, and so does Bill Pronzini.
Pronzini didn't set out to start a Nameless Detective series in 1971 when he wrote The Snatch, but I'm glad he did. This character has evolved from a hard-boiled loner to a family-oriented man. That's not to say he's lost his edge when needed. Like when someone pokes a gun in his face.
You never get used to being on the wrong end of a firearm...Adrenaline rush of fear that you immediately fight down and control, because you know the worst thing you can do is let it take hold and escalate into panic. All of that happens inside. Outwardly you show none of it, do the same thing you would if you were being menaced by a vicious animal: stand dead still, maintain a blank expression without challenge or bravado, keep a clear head to give yourself time to assess the situation and figure a way out of it.
In Nemesis, the MWA Grand Master's 38th Nameless novel, we get to see his detective—referred to only as Bill by those around him—also as a boss, mentor, friend and lover. This is where Pronzini's additional mastery of the short story comes in handy.
He weaves his character's flaws and relationships together by giving each major player a speaking part in a section of their own. Pronzini not only has them deal with the case but also their personal nemesis.
[Even small crimes can run deep, like blood poisoning.]