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Immortal Unchained (Argeneau) by Lynsay Sands
Review by Gayle Surrette
Avon Kindle Edition  ISBN/ITEM#: B01HXK6FEO
Date: 28 March 2017

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In Immortal Unchained, Lynsay Sands begins closing the loop of a continuing plot thread that has run through the last several Argeneau novels. Immortals have been disappearing without a trace. Over time the rogue hunters pieced together enough clues to determine that the missing Immortals were being taken to a South American island and experimented on by a Dr. Dressler. What they don't know is where the island is located and who was actually involved.

Now they have information the island is off the coast of Venezuela. More importantly, Domitian Argenis has been asked by Dressler to work for him as his personal chef. Domitian is sure that Dressler doesn't know he is an Immortal so this might be their chance to learn more about where the missing are located.

Meanwhile in Canada, Sarita Reyes has been informed by her grandmother's employer, Dr. Dressler, that her grandmother has had an accident and offers to fly her to Venezuela to see her. When she arrives she's flown not to the hospital but to Dressler's island to await information from the mainland hospital on when her grandmother will be seeing visitors. Sarita, as an active police officer, doesn't do waiting very well. She's beginning to get the feeling that something is not right on Dressler's island. For one thing, security is ever present and everywhere but it doesn't make sense the way the security personnel are deployed--not if it is to protect Dressler's life.

As long time readers of the series can imagine, somehow Sarita and Domitian will manage to bump into each other and will have to learn to work together. There's a bit more than the usual danger as Dressler seems to be a terrifying mix of the worst of the Dr. Moreau and Dr. Mengele. They cannot allow Dressler to continue his work and they must free his victims. While working they learn more about the island, its inhabitants, and find some surprising information.

This is the twenty-fifth book in the Argeneau series and I'm still a fan. There's always a romance, usually hot sex scenes, many interesting characters, a bit of comedy, and exciting and/or dangerous adventures. Many would label this series a pure light entertainment reading, but I also find them tightly plotted, internally consistent, with fully developed characters with interesting backstories. While I may like some characters more than others, I'm always pleased to get another installment to find out what's happening to the cast of this fascinating series.

Waiting for the next installment will be difficult as this one ends on a suspenseful cliffhanger.

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