Tannanarive Due has created an incredibly detailed alternate reality with her 'Immortals' series, starting with 'My Soul to Keep', where we meet Dawit 'David' Wolde, an 'Immortal' who is living with a mortal wife Jessica and their daughter Kira in Florida. Dawit and Jessica's world is turned upside down when a Searcher, Mahmoud, arrives with others to bring him back to his home with other Immortals. Due's second book in the series, 'The Living Blood', a 2002 American Book award winner, is an absolute pleasure to read...and read again. I will not rehash details given in plenty of other reviews. What I will say is that 'My Soul To Take' brings the story to a point where this could be the last book of the series or the start of a new storyline. Due even incorporates characters from another book she authored, 'Joplin's Ghost' into this latest book's storyline. At this point in the series, the author has an incredible feel for articulating the abilities of the characters, such as Michel's 'thoughtstreams' or a superhuman sword duel between two immortals. What also sets this book apart is its pacing- you will find yourself glued to the page because she sets up confrontations in a manner that is cinematic. You feel like you are watching this on a screen while you are reading it. 'My Soul To Take' provides an interesting take on Homeland Security in this book as well. I expect this to be another home run for Due, and at this point, while I would like to see her delve more into the series, perhaps with a prequel that features the story of Khaldun, I would like to see this book's success result in a movie (Blair Underwood has been working on a film based on 'My Soul To Keep' for years). Five stars, buy it today; in fact, buy and/or read the whole series.