See No More


It’s taken twenty-five years after her scientist father disappeared, but music therapist Kate Randolph thinks she has her life back on track… until she gets a phone call informing her of her father’s death. Knowing she has to confront the past in order to put it to rest, Kate goes to her father’s house in Oregon and meets Jake, a mysterious – and very attractive – neighbor. Something is wrong about the whole situation, but it isn’t until the gunfight at the funeral that Kate realizes just how ‘off’ everything really is.

Kate’s father isn’t dead, and he isn’t who Kate thought he was. As the danger mounts and conspiracy swirl, Kate learns of secret societies, extraterrestrials, and threats both within and without the human race. The race to save the world is on: but are they already too late?

“See No More” sets a break-neck pace, with sharp, witty prose, a humorous heroine, a sexy leading man, and more plot twists than a Christopher Nolan movie. Ms. Dineen manages high action while referencing the real human toll that spy work demands. Kate’s spunky, droll observations are a real treat to read. However, as the plot twists, twists, and twists again, it becomes unwieldy and skirts believability – “far out” would be the exact phrase for it. The ethical dilemmas faced by the protagonists are questionable and occasionally avoidable, and Ms. Dineen leaves almost as much unexplained as she resolves, though perhaps these are openings for a sequel.  Nevertheless, this is a high-spirited chase with laugh-out-loud lines and a sure bet for lovers of spy movies. 

Janice Martin