Nothing to Hide, Roland March Mystery Series #3   -     By: J. Mark Bertrand
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Nothing to Hide, Roland March Mystery Series #3

Bethany House / 2012 / Paperback

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The body was an undercover agent working to bring down Mexican drug cartels. The feds want the case closed rather than risk exposing other agents in the field, but March can't abide letting a murder go unsolved. And he doesn't have to dig long to figure out something isn't right. Someone is covering something up, and it seems that everyone has something to hide. Maybe even March, as the case soon intersects, unexpectedly, with the murder that led him to become a homicide cop, all those years ago.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764206397
ISBN-13: 9780764206399
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Series: Roland March Mystery

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The Stakes Have Never Been Higher for this Homicide Cop

Publishers Weekly calls J. Mark Bertrand's writing "gritty and chilling." He returns once more to the streets of Houston for another twisting mystery featuring Detective Roland March. This time, a new case is launched by the discovery of a headless corpse...only the investigation quickly becomes complicated when a blood sample analysis brings a phone call from the FBI.

The body was an undercover agent working to bring down Mexican cartels. The feds want the case closed rather than risk exposing other agents in the field, but March can't abide letting a murder go unsolved. And he doesn't have to dig long to figure out something isn't right. Someone is covering something up, and it seems that everyone has something to hide. Maybe even March, as the case soon intersects, unexpectedly, with the murder that led him to become a homicide cop, all those years ago.

Author Bio

J. Mark Bertrand is the author of the crime novels Back on Murder and Pattern of Wounds, the first two novels in a series featuring Houston homicide detective Roland March. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and now lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his wife. Visit his website at www.jmarkbertrand.com.

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  1. Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Nothing to Hide
    August 26, 2014
    nicodemus
    Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Really fun,,, not overtly Christ based but not offensive either.
  2. Bethlehem, PA
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Nothing to Hide: A Mixed Review
    November 9, 2012
    Laundry Lady
    Bethlehem, PA
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Nothing to Hide is a well written book. The action is compelling and the tension ebbs and flows in the way that makes you want to keep reading. That being said I had a really hard time getting through this book. I've never been someone to categorize fiction based on the gender of the author but this book felt very male to me. It was written a bit like an action movie. Lots of things happening but I didn't feel like I had nearly enough information about the people it was happening to. The dialogue was mostly between male characters and while they spoke very much like most men do, it wasn't enough for this reader. Dialogue is a major opportunity to learn about characters but in this case the dialogue was very typically male in that it was utilitarian. I'm used to more nuanced characters with rich back story that is slowly revealed through dialogue and character development.

    I realize that Roland March is a recurring character in J. Mark Bertrand's books, but I had the constant feeling that I was missing important information because I hadn't read any of his previous work. I also found the amount of violence and the gruesome descriptions of it to be shocking, both in a good and a bad way. I wasn't a fan of the descriptions but they were well written and compelling. In some ways I was pleased to see this in a book labeled Christian fiction. While it may offend some readers, as a Christian author myself I've almost feared that publishing under a Christian fiction label would require me to completely sanitize my books, thus losing authenticity. This is a well written book. It just didn't appeal much to me. Maybe I have more girly taste in books than I realized.

    I was not compensated for this review but I did receive a free copy of the book to review.
  3. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    A book with twists and turns
    October 6, 2012
    Sare
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    " What do you say to a fallen partner? What do you say to a man you started off despising and came to grudgingly respect, whose death is on your conscience and whole absence you're only beginning to feel?"

    Detective Roland March is a complex character who is trying to put together the pieces of a grisly murder case. A man is dead. His head is missing and his finger seems to be pointing at something, but what? The deeper he digs, the more dangerous and confusing the investigation becomes. While analyzing the clues Roland finds himself reflecting on his past which forces him to not only work through the current case but through buried issues from his past.

    "Nothing to Hide" by J. Mark Bertrand is a suspense story that ties in present with the past in a fresh and exciting way. Its plot twists and turns until it reaches an end that I did not see coming. I have not read very many police suspense stories and I must admit that this was not my favorite read. Some of this is probably because this book is part of a series and I kept feeling like I was missing something, which I probably was. I am guessing that this book is geared more towards middle aged men then it is to young moms, like myself.

    Despite it not being my favorite, it was well written and I very much enjoyed the conclusion. The characters were deep, even the secondary ones. I also thought it tied in deep spiritual questions in a thought provoking manner. I received a free copy of this book to review from Bethany House publishing.
  4. St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Not for the faint-hearted!!!
    October 4, 2012
    St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This book is not for the faint of heart! It's gruesome and torturous in places. But within the world Roland Mark finds himself in, these horrors become the norm to the men and women who work to get drugs and illegal arms to the cartels when they want them.

    Bertrand's characters are well-developed, but there are definitely some you would not want to get involved with. The camaraderie between Lorenz and Roland as partners is genuine as police officers. The interactions between the police department, the FBI, and the CIA are true to form-no one wants to give up information that might hinder any of their activities that are ongoing. It's a book of secrets, manipulations, and betrayal all within the confines of the main characters dealing with the murder and the cartels. The multiple twists and turns that take place seem monumental at times. There's confusion as to who is on whose side.

    If you are the thriller type reader, you will find that Bertrand's book delivers and then some! The gruesomeness of the headless victim portends to what is to transpire as the book progresses. Though it's grueling and gruesome, the author overrides some of the horror and hardships of the job by depicting Roland's loving marriage relationship. And you'll need it for a respite!

    This story will make you wonder if you really want to contend with a job in the police department, CIA or FBI. Are you the gritty type to find the truth regardless of the consequences or one to let some of the evidence slide by as requested by your chief in charge? These are the people who put their lives on the line to keep our lives safer.

    Though I did find some references to faith, it's was not as well-defined in the context I'm used to. It is tested to the max in the heat of the action, however, but in a wondering way of what's ‘out there.'

    Because this book was inspired by a true life story, it made the book even that much more interesting to me, as I enjoy working through the criminal mind. But do be prepared for the gruesomeness of the story. It's unfortunately real life for some people. I found that the innocent ones who are trying to do their job are the ones that my heart goes out to.

    This book was provided by Noelle Buss of Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
  5. Terre Haute, IN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A flawed character seeking the truth
    September 27, 2012
    Suzanne Wesley
    Terre Haute, IN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    In book three of his Roland March Mystery series, author J. Mark Bertrand continues to develop a believable character that struggles to find answers - not just as a detective solving crimes - but as a human being seeking answers to wrongs he has seen in his own lifetime. As he has done with the first two books of this series, Bertrand manages to seek this answers in a manner that does not come across as 'preachy' - as is the danger in writing soul-searching Christian fiction. Roland March is a likable character, full of flaws, but ultimately struggling to make sense out of his job and his life. He's a bit past his prime, but still always manages to come out on top ... sometimes barely.

    Another interesting fact about this mystery is that even the author admits that it's inspiration was a true story about a man who was pulled over claiming to be a CIA agent, but the additional storyline regarding the selling of illegal arms to Mexican drug cartels was written prior to factual news about operation 'Fast and Furious'. Any similarities are a coincidence ... but as a reader I also felt that it was testament that the writer did his homework. The story was fiction, but the scenario was something that could be all too true.

    I believe this book, and the earlier two in this series, will appeal to both men and women who enjoy murder mysteries, cop shows and similar. It would also not be offensive to non-Christian readers.

    *This book was received for review from the publisher. Further information about the author and the book has been furnished below by the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.
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