Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Book Review: Nothing to Hide by J. Mark Bertrand

            The latest installment in the Roland March Mystery series lives up to all reader expectations. Roland March is wonderfully cast as a man wrestling with the faith of Christians in his life while also weighing the claims of the atheists he knows. He must balance this all with what he sees on the street as a Houston Homicide detective. Faith plays a very small role in this novel, but a key small role. The story line centers around a murder victim who is tortured beyond recognition, an FBI story that explains but doesn't explain the circumstances, and the involvement of Mexican drug cartels. Throw in a blast from Roland's past, and you have all the makings of a classic murder mystery mixed with international intrigue and government cover-ups. While Bertrand has a slight similarity to Dan Brown in that he incorporates a twist into the story that is somewhat given away fairly early, it doesn't take away from what is a very well written and fast moving novel. The author does a nice job and I will pick up any other novels that he may produce in this series.

 I give Nothing to Hide 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany Publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I had not seen this book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Have a great week! :O)