Thursday, May 22, 2014

Book Review on Dee Henderson's "Undetected"

Dee Henderson's books are some of my favorites. I was excited to read her latest work, Undetected.

Here is a synopsis of the story:  "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...."

For many of us who read Dee's early works and series of The O'Malley Family and her other series, we became so familiar with the characters-they were almost like family to us.  In recent years, Dee writing style has changed and matured giving us more substantial stories.  I enjoyed this book and it gave me a glimpse into a life in the Navy that I am not familiar with.  It was not a quick read, as some of her other books have been and it didn't make me wonder what would happen in the next book.  Her story line was suspenseful and showed a new reality with science. 
I would give this book a 5 star rating. You can find it available online or at your favorite bookstore.
I was provided this book without any compensation from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing for my honest review.  Thank you Bethany House for this program.


  1. Hi Noreen,
    Never heard of Dee Henderson myself,
    but sounds like an interesting book tho. Glad you enjoyed it.....
    I have so many books stacked up
    I need to read it will be awhile before I get anymore new ones. lol

    But thanks for sharing it....
    Blessings, Nellie

  2. That is a great rating so must be a good read. Hope all is well. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Hi Noreen! That sounds like a book I would love. I will look for it.
    I have been sort of scarce lately. I am trying to catch up. So, you have moved....and are settling in. Big success on your garage sale! Yea!
    Looking forward to seeing more!!!
    Hope you are well!
    xo Kris

  4. Oh wow-- a very nice book review!

  5. I just got this at the library. I haven't been able to put it down. There is a lot of technical stuff but its not hard to follow. I haven't been online for a while so I'm behind on what is happening in your world. I need to go back and read previous posts to catch up. Hope the storms yesterday didn't hit you.

  6. I have never read any of her work ... I think it's time to take care of that. ;-)


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