Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Review: Undetected

When I was in college, dating a handsome military man, I really enjoyed reading Dee Henderson's romantic/action books about military heroes. Ten years later (now married to my man in uniform), she has come out with a new book, Undetected, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

The main characters are a highly intelligent 29-year old scientist, Gina Gray, and Mark Bishop, a Navy Commander and submarine captain 12 years Gina's senior. Gina has an incredible mind for math and science, and has come up with some new technology to help keep American submariners (like her brother Jeff, and Mark) safer in the waters. She cannot stop thinking about new applications for technology, and is always coming up with new, highly classified ideas that are useful for the Navy.

Mark lost his wife Melinda in a car accident a couple years prior, and is looking to start dating again. Gina's brother and Mark's friend, Jeff, suggests he pursue Gina, but Mark is not sure about the age gap. Gina begins dating someone else, and Mark soon realizes that he is, indeed, interesting in Gina. Is it too late? Is she really "the one" for him, even though she's dating someone else? At the same time as Gina is coming up with new technologies, tensions are flaring in Asian waters and Mark and Jeff are in the middle of it. Can Gina's technologies save her brother Jeff, Mark, and his crew?

This book had a lot of good action, and wasn't just a romance, which I enjoyed thoroughly. The book was kind of "military" in a way, since the language and writing wasn't especially eloquent or flowery, and the descriptions were mostly told through dialogue. Some of the romance dialogue was cheesy, but the story itself was good, and the futuristic technologies were also fun to consider. Like Dee Henderson's previous books, I also read through Undetected easily and quickly, and look forward to reading more books by the author.

Bottom Line: 8*/10*  
*Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own.

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