Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Nothing To Hide", by J. Mark Bertrand

Roland March is called to the scene of a gruesome murder.  He finds the body of a male, but the head is missing and there is a strange clue , which March cannot quite figure out.  
  "Nothing To Hide", by J. Mark Bertrand, a a fast passed  crime story in what appears to be a series of mysteries dedicated to Roland March.  As I have not read any of the others, I can only assume the above.  In any case I found this story  intriguing and captivating.  March appears to be a old timer in the annuls of police work and he is fighting to both keep his job and deal with his past.  
  This novel will keep you guessing throughout.  There are some chapters which relate to March's' past.  Can these chapters provide an insight into the murder he is now trying to solve, or is it just an background of March himself.  I'm certainly not going to spill the beans.  
  Once March gets going he finds himself confounded by outside pressures.  The FBI is throwing monkey wrenches into his investigation, but why?  At one point in this story, March's partner and friend is murdered.  This sends March into a frenzy which may end his career.  the search for answers takes March from Houston to Mexico and along the way, he encounters some seedy characters and maybe some seedy law enforcement officials who may not want the crime solved.  
  I'd like to thank Bethany House for the opportunity to both read and review this selection.  "Nothing To Hide", by J. Mark Bertrand is sure to be a hit.  Crime drama readers and enthusiasts will be clamoring for more.  Once you open this book, you will not want to put it down, until you know Who Done It.