NOTHING TO HIDE
Bertrand’s third police procedural featuring homicide detective Roland March is intricately plotted and thoroughly engaging. The action starts on the first page and doesn’t let up until the last. The cast of characters is large, but Bertrand does a great job keeping their identities clear-cut and easy to follow. Reading the first two books in the series is helpful, but not crucial, for the enjoyment of this stellar novel.
When a headless corpse is discovered in Houston, Roland March is assigned to the case. The FBI soon becomes involved, when DNA evidence links the corpse to one of their ongoing investigations. The more March discovers, the more complicated matters become, as ties to past cases and people he knew long ago come to light. It soon becomes apparent that March doesn’t know who to trust. (BETHANY HOUSE, Jul., 368 pp., $14.99)