Friday, July 6, 2012

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

J. Mark Bertrand
     I have enjoyed the Roland March books tremendously and this hope this isn't the end of the series (book #3). The books are intense and edge of your seat the whole way through. Detective March has a way of pushing the envelope and crossing the line but in ways that keep you cheering for him the whole time. The usual secondary characters don't play quite as big of a role this time but we meet quite a few new ones. The only thing is that we are never sure who is good and who is bad. It kept me guessing. I had a slightly harder time following the plot in this one than I did the last two, Mexican drug cartels, gun smuggling, CIA operatives, FBI agents, local police, murders and mayhem, degloving and decapitation and oh, so much more. I managed to stay abreast of the situation but it wasn't easy, I really had to stay tuned in to what was going on. But over all this Roland March novel kept me captivated and I just really enjoy this character and seeing what is going on in his life - no matter how crazy.


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.

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