Undetected, from New York Times bestselling author Dee Henderson, is a tense thriller about danger on the high seas - and under them. Is it possible to find time for love when your work could save lives? Commanding the missile submarine USS Nevada requires the utmost disci... Read More
Commanding the missile submarine USS Nevada requires the utmost discipline and quickly devised strategies-- both of which, Commander Mark Bishop has mastered. Nothing seems to phase him-- even when tensions escalate around the Pacific Rim. The only qualm he has in life is the empty home he must return to each day. The woman he takes interest in, Gina, seems preoccupied with her own work. Yet, her lovely smile and quick wit seems to brand his every thought.
Gina Gray isn't opposed to marriage. However, her recently broken heart has kept her far from the idea of commitment. She focuses all her energy on what she does best-- ocean science research. In fact, she's so close to a scientific breakthrough, she can barely sleep. What Gina discovers may mean disaster for the USS Nevada submarine. She'll need Mark Bishop's help before it's too late.
Page Count: 480
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Apr 29, 2014
- UPC: 9780764212437
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 476
- Publish Date: Apr 29, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0764212435
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- Good book. by Jengirl19 on 10/16/2014
From the back cover:
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 job 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.
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 figured out is only the beginning. If she's right, submarine warefair is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter.
Good story as usual, by Dee Henderson. I have read some of her books from the O'Malley series and liked them. I didn't really care all that much for this book though. I had mixed feelings about it. It is a good clean Christian book with great characters and story line. The male characters were honorable gentlemen, even while courting the same women. In fact they were so honorable it seemed unrealistic at times. I never really got "lost" in the book. There were some interesting parts but I got kind of bored with the book. There was extream details about subs and sonar. She is a very detail oriented author so I understand that but I would like a little less information about subs and more I the rest of the story. I do admit that I know more about Submarines than I did before. The plot was laid out well despite what I thought was too many unnecessary details. There was only one really intense scene. I was expecting there to be more.
Quote I liked from the book, spoken by Mark Bishop:
"Relationships are two layers of conversations Adapting and also speaking your mind. Don't be so agreeable when your dating that someone can't figure out who you really are and what you actually like."
*I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
- Not Just a Love Story by homeschooling mommy on 5/30/2014
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.
*Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own.