A fitting end to a great series: My review of ``Nothing to Hide`` by J. Mark Bertrand

Nothing to Hide


 A grisly homicide. An international threat. The stakes have never been higher for Detective 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.


Nothing to Hide continues the story of Detective Roland March, as begun first in "Back on Murder" and then "Pattern of Wounds", and it does so in a tremendously satisfying manner. Now, as I've warned with other similar suspense books, not all readers will be comfortable with the occasional grisly scene. However, readers who enjoy a good suspense novel are going to find this book to be completely entertaining, well-written, and sure to leave you thinking as you ponder the ethical dilemmas March finds himself in. The conspiracy underpinning this book makes for an absorbing read, and I greatly enjoyed the occasional "Interludes" which take the reader back a couple of decades to where everything began for Detective March, providing valuable insight into who March is as a character and what he stands for. The plot is full of twists and turns that will keep you riveted to the pages, and I honestly found the book impossible to put down. And I have to say, I was completely surprised when the murderer was revealed, something that doesn't happen all that often! Well done Bertrand!

I highly recommend not only Nothing to Hide, but the entire series, which is definitely one I will be reading again in the future. Bertrand has earned a permanent place on my "must read" list. 5 out of 5 stars. 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


J. Mark Bertrand  J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota. For more information, visit www.jmarkbertrand.com.

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