I am so excited to get to read another J. Mark Bertrand book in the Roland March Mystery. Nothing to Hide is the third book in this series. My book somehow manged to show up late, so I am going to do my best for you with this review! Back on Murder is the first book in this series. My review is HERE. To give you a fast overview - Roland March didn't expect to be back on murder cases, but suddenly he was. With an old school detective tone March manages to solve a big case and not get killed. But things didn't stay peaceful, because soon Roland was called in to figure out another murder that only he can figure out. Pattern of Wounds, my review is HERE. Like the two books before it, Nothing to Hide is page turner.
It opens with Detective Roland March getting a bit of the recognition he deserves, but that is short lived. In the process of finding a headless corpse, who's lifeless hand seems to be trying to signal some clues, things quickly change. Before long there is a total chaos of who to trust, or not trust. Who is a mole, or a traitor, and who is for real? When the pain is so bad inside that you have nothing left to loose, you also have nothing left to hide either. Our man of intelligence, mystery and depth is being plunged into the depths of his own soul and left with major decisions that March alone can make.
I do hope we get to read more books in the future with Roland March in them, as I have yet to be disappointed in any of the books in this series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
J. Mark Bertrand lived in Houston, where the series is set, for fifteen years,
earning an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Houston. But after
one hurricane too many he left for South Dakota. Mark has been arrested
for a crime he didn't commit, was the foreman of one hung jury and served
on another that acquitted Vinnie Jones of assault. In 1972, he won an
honorable mention in a child modeling contest, but pursued writing instead.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The stakes have never been higher forDetective Roland March.
The victim's head is missing, but what intrigues Detective Roland March
is the hand. The pointing finger must be a clue--but to what? According
to the FBI, the dead man was an undercover asset tracking the flow of
illegal arms to the Mexican cartels. To protect the operation, they want
March to play along with the cover story. With a little digging, though, he discovers the Feds are lying. And they're not the only ones.
In an upside-down world of paranoia and conspiracy, March finds himself dogged by injury and haunted by a tragic failure. Forced to take justice into his own hands, his twisting investigation leads him into the very heart of darkness, leaving March with nothing to lose--and nothing to hide.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Nothing to Hide, go HERE.
A great page about the book from the Author's web site:
A great page about the series from the Author's web site:
Behind the scenes and in depth interviews about this series can be found at the following link:
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/200764206397