Monday, July 2, 2012

Nothing To Hide

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Nothing to Hide
Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2012)

J. Mark Bertrand


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.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Nothing to Hide, go HERE.

My thoughts...

Roland March is investigating a murder, the book opens at the scene where the decapitated body was dumped. No skin on the hands and no marks on the body leave identifying the corpse impossible. His partner is a former nemesis. The two set out to find the missing head. They begin in the direction one of the victim's hands was pointing.

The investigation leads to more questions than answers. Eventually an FBI agent informs March that she knows who the victim is but cannot release his identity as it could lead to the murder of another agent. The rest of the story is for the readers to discover.

With a complicated plot I found the book to be a bit confusing with all the details and police procedures going on way too long, still it was full of secret agents and double agents, action, and adventure with a shocking end.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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