"Undetected" by Dee Henderson is a very enjoyable and worthwhile read. I didn't know what to expect in regards to the theme of the book because I don't read much military based fiction, but I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I became enthralled with the story. The enormity of research the author must have done in the process of writing this book is mind boggling and resulted in a very believable, informative and interesting story based on the lives of Nuclear Submarine Commanders and crew. As I read, I felt like I received a very interesting eduction on the practices and operations of submarines in general. The science behind sonar was also explored in depth, as well as the study of solar flares and I enjoyed it more than I would ever have expected. It was fascinating. To top it all off, all of this fun science serves as a great backdrop for a sweet romance.
The book spends most of its time concentrating on the work and personal lives of Commander Mark Bishop and scientific genius Gina Gray. Bishop is in charge of the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, and Gina Gray is a scientist specializing in ocean science research. I don't want to give too much of the plot away, but I will say that I loved both of these characters. They would be people I would like to be friends with in real life and they also serve as great role models in many ways.
I haven't read any other Christian romance novels based on submarines and science, so this is definitely a unique book. Even if you don't think you are interested in the science and feel skeptical about how interesting the book could be, I would recommend this book to anybody who likes Christian novels with romantic themes. It really is fascinating to think about all that is going on in our oceans every day. It's a world that few are privy to and it was fun to get a little window into what that life is like.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Bethany House for free in exchange for an honest review.