Friday, June 13, 2014

Undetected by: Dee Henderson Book Review

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 When asked what he does for a living . . .
Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: "I'm in the Navy." But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and handles it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.

Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She's a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.

Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn't see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best--ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she's figured out is only the beginning. If she's right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter.

My Thoughts: 

I’m delighted to see Dee Henderson busy writing novels again consistently. Dee Henderson has always been one of my favorite author’s. She always does her homework and researches the area she is writing about. In this book it was subs.

This is the second book in this series. You don’t have to read the first book to understand it. The books stand alone. I love it when other characters from her other novels are woven into a story. You get to catch up on their lives. It just makes a story fun when an author does that.

If you enjoy suspense, military, and a tad bit of romance then you will like this book.

Mark is a thoughtful man who is ready to move on with his life after the death of his wife.
He is praying for Gods direction in his life and is ready to settle down again to have a companion again. Mark help out his best friend’s sister while he is away. I loved his character. A man devoted to God, prayer, and willing to put his own feelings aside and let God direct his life.

Gina is extremely intelligent and has a hard time relating to others. She trusts that God will direct her life in which direction she needs to go. She needs direction in whom she is going to give her heart to.

A very quick read once you get past the first few chapters to develop the plot in the story. Sometimes all the details on subs and sonars got a little dry so I brushed over the paragraphs a bit. I could only handle so much information! Other than that I was not disappointed in this book and look forward to the next one in the series. The book was very intriguing.

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