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Due Soldati

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
A standalone series - part of the Motor City Universe

Carter Avery is a by-the-book detective for Detroit and surrounding Wayne County. Known for his cunning and eagle eyes on the crime scene, he’s assigned to decipher a string of unusual murders that will test his skill, and that of his new partner, Nick Farzo. In a city wrought with political corruption and organized crim
Published August 1st 2017
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Becky Wise
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hold onto your seats and enjoy the amazing crime fighting team of Carter and Nick. I loved the Detectives banter. Nick and Carter are something else and will have you laughing a few times with the things they say. This book is amazing and if you haven't read Derek Adam and Jillian Elizabeth yet then you need to. This had it all the drama, the blood, sexy scenes, sexy banter, the mystery of solving who is behind it all and don't forget the Detectives behind it all. It has the complete package tha ...more
Amber Feist
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW where to start, This book was not my usual pick for reads, However it blew my mind, made me laugh way to hard way to many times, #Touchmybutt always gets in somewhere, so many funny scenes and banter. I seriously laughed harder than I have in a long time. Now onto the meat of the book, Meet Carter he's a bachelor with a nice clean lifestyle he likes his place, cars and woman clean, he's a Detective who works alone,takes no hunk spunk from no one on his life or things and is damn good at his ...more
Megan Danielle
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Read!!! 5 + ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first thriller/ crime mystery read and I loved it. ❤
Carter is a detective who is clearly emotionally torn from his past relationship. He uses his job as a means for an escape from his thoughts.. though it doesn't work all to well.
When Carter gains a new Partner Nick he had trust issues being as the corruption with the police department it makes him question his loyalty when it comes to being a clean, by the
Tianna McPherson
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hell or High Water

I voluntarily read this as an ARC read.
This book took me a minute to get into it but after I figured what was going on I couldn't put it down.  This book was one of the first crime/mystery books I've every read. It had so much action that I had to go back and read some parts over. Nick had me rolling with his smart comments towards Carter. I love how the interaction with the woman keep it so normal. I truly enjoyed how their partnership formed. It was like it was meant to be.
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! This book engaged me from the first sentence. The pace is furiously fast as the characters race around Detroit, solving a murder that turns out to be so much more than a murder. The main characters are complex and the relationship between Carter and his new partner Nick is beautifully composed. Both men have trust issues and manage to mainly overcome these to work together. Detroit, itself, also plays a role and sets the gritty, dark, and dangerous tone. Comic relief is found in a supporti ...more
Amanda Floyd
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read this as an ARC and so glad I did. It was fantastic. Nick is the smart ass to Carters hard ass attitude. Their partnership took time to grow but it felt natural. There was plenty of action and suspense throughout. Derek writes like the best crime shows on tv. Honestly this book might be better. I could easily picture what was going on. I was hooked from the first day I started. The only disappointment I felt was when it ended. I need to know what happens next! This is a book men or women can ...more
Jackie Ziegler
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Holy Cow!

My first read by Derek and it so didn't disappoint.. Can't wait to read more

Carter and Nick are two detectives assigned to work what starts out as a double homicide... Things just keep taking twists and turns but can these two figure it out?

The banter between Carter and Nick is awesome and the storyline keeps you guessing
This is an action-packed, edge of your seat story. A little humor, a little sexy and a whole lot of excitement.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC Provided for Honest review.

I can't say enough about this book, I really can't. The words pull you in from the second Carter opens his eyes. Follow along with Detective Carter Avery and his new partner Nick Farzo as they fight not only with each other but unforeseen problems within the DPD as well. You can feel everything the guys are feeling. Absolutely loved this book. I love Nick and his youthfulness almost and though I am loathed to admit it, Carter isn't so bad. I encourage you to read
CoffeeMom Hodges
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Due Soldati by Derek Adam & Jillian Elizabeth is a roller coaster read. Strap in and enjoy the ride as you tag along with two detectives that end up partners. Carter preferred to work alone then Nick shows up. They have to race against time trying to keep people safe as they figure out who can be trusted. This book has everything a reader is looking for; mystery, steamy scenes, drama, ups and downs, and heartbreak. The way it is written makes it feel as if you are right there taking it all i ...more
Sabrina Samples
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! I didn't want to put it down!
Melanie Stevenson
This book is a must read! The dynamics between Carter and Nick are hilarious! The story is absolutely enthralling! Once I started I couldn't put it down! Can't wait for more!!!
Denise long
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wowsers is one word to totally describe Due Soldati... Jillian Elizabeth and Derek Adam really outdone themselves with this book ... I absolutely loved it... Carter is literally a prick and nick is easy so lucky type... these two go together oil and water... two different types of personalities but yet when they finally get used to each other they definitely have each other's back... wanna know more about how this story goes the make sure to one click it when it comes out ik I will be❤
I was bles
Victoria Smiser
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
TO DO: Before opening the cover of DUE SOLDATI clear your calendar, feed your family, and walk the dog. I guarantee that when you begin to read you will not put this book down. This is a story you will not want to leave between chapters.
Beginning with Avery Carter a focused, meticulous, obsessive, no nonsense, independent, solo Detroit Police Detective you see that the darkest side of crime defines his professional demeanor. Carter is aware of dirty cases and the toll it takes on the
Nicole McCurdy
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
emerald book reviews----》

I have to put my hand up and say that although I NEVER read criminal mysteries (Jeffrey Deaver's the Devil's Teardrop was my last along those lines), I do binge watch TV shows like real life Forensic Investigations, NYPD Blue, C.S.I. and pretty much any show revolving around detectives or investigators solving crimes.
The one thing that I found truly remarkable about this book was the use of dialogue. It was sharp, witty, morbidly funny and really brought all the characte
Lisa Hemming
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Carter Avery likes to do things his own way and he doesn't need or want a partner. He is a homicide detective with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department in Detroit. He drives a forest green Dodge Challenger, he used to be a boxer and he has sexy dreams about his ex-girlfriend , Andrea, who he obviously can't stop thinking about. He detests dirty cops and unfortunately, Detroit is full of them. Nick Farzo spent time as a beat cop, worked with an EMS unit and is an expert marksman. Nick's father w ...more
Chantal  (iScream Books)
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Derek and Jillian have a hit on their hands with this one! It's edgy, suspenseful, and throw in some comedic relief. These two are a dynamic duo when it comes to writing. I couldn't put it down! I had to know what was going to happen. This book could be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading Mass Causality first to gain some understanding of the characters.

Carter is a detective on a mission to solve a case that is turning up more dead bodies than he would like for the city he loves. He c
Madonna Blackburn
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Due Soldati by Jillian Elizabeth & Derek Adam

This book was surprisingly a very entertaining read.
I am unfamiliar with these authors but I can say that they did a very good job of keeping me absorbed throughout.
This story is high on adrenaline chasing drama but low on the romance.
Due Soldati translated to english means 2 Soldiers & this is exactly what this story is about...2 strong, honest men struggling to do their job in an environment of corruption. Carter Avery & Nick Farzo becom
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book by this author and we are reintroduced to Carter Avery and Nick Farzo. Even though we saw these two in Mass Causality, this book actually takes place before that and brings us to the first time these two are actually thrown together as partners.
These two are quite literally thrown into an investigation that runs them ragged. Murder, mayhem, mystery, monkey sex scenes; what more can you ask for?
Can these brand new partners learn to trust each other enough to figure out ev
Ann Kelly-Uhryn
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC received in return for an honest review.

Due Soldati by Jillian Elizabeth and Derek Adam was action packed from begining to end, it just never ended. I devoured the book in roughly 8 hours, give or take, of reading while doing parental duties. Just when I had to pause reading I was sucked right back in the moment I was able to, wanting to know what happened next. I'd definitely recommend this book for any read who wants some action to go with their romance!

I loved watching Carter and Nick com
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh, WOW! What an all-out thrill ride this book was!

I am a big crime thriller fan and hard to impress, but this story did the job superbly. The plot line was complex and engaging, full of pulse-pounding suspense, danger and intrigue, packed with action and twists and moved along at a rapid pace. The characters were multi-dimensional and came alive with rich depth and substance. I can't wait for the next book in the series from this dynamic writing duo!

*I received a complimentary ARC of this boo
Melissa Parnell
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was such a great story. Without going into plot details, I will just say, it is action-packed and suspenseful with some fun and romance tied in. I laughed out loud and swooned as I sat on the edge of my seat reading this story wanting to know what happens next.

Separately, I loved Derek's and Jillian's works, together they are seriously amazing! I hope they continue to work together. The flow of their writing is seamless and I love seeing both points of view. I absolutely can't wait to see
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read books by both authors before and really enjoyed them. But put them together and wow! Due Soldati was awesome! It’s different from the books I usually read and I loved it.

Due Soldati is fast paced with lots of action and it had me on the edge of my seat. The banter between the characters was great too. It’s witty and funny and a lot of fun. There is also drama and romance and suspense. The writing was fantastic and seamless. They did great as co-authors. And I have to say- I loved see
Kimberly Clark Williams
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Prepare to BINGE READ!! Due Soldati is a creative romantic comedy cleverly disguised as a page-turning suspense novel. Once the homicide solving duo, Farzo and Carter, peak your interest it won't be long until they also capture your heart! The white knight detectives unravel a complicated city wide murder spree and manage to find love along the way. The witty banter between detectives is hilariously endearing, while the sexy women they meet along the way result in some steamy, smoldering romance ...more
This is the first book by Derek Adam that I've read, and I was enthralled! I loved that neither Carter and Nick were perfect angels, yet they both operated by their own set of moral codes. They're thrown together to work as partners, and watching them get acclimated to each other was entertaining. Added to the excitement was the rash of murders and crimes taking place, keeping these two detectives on their toes. This was an absolutely exciting, absorbing and fun read! I look forward to more book ...more
Kimberly Cermak
3.5 stars!

This book is not one of my usual go to picks, but it blew me away! Due Soldati is an action packed mystery and romance all rolled into one. I truly enjoyed it!

Carter is a Detective who enjoys working alone. He is good at his job but is assigned a partner, Nick. Nick is willing to put in the work and is a little different then Carter. I love how this relationship fell into place!

The amazing banter, great comebacks, and a fast paced book make Due Soldati a great read! I will definitely b
A.J Daniels
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My love of reading first started with crime/mystery novels but I haven't found one in a very long time that sucked me in right from the start. Until now. I was hooked from the first page of Due Soldati and couldn't put it down until it was 5am and I had finished the entire book. The writing is amazing and Derek and Jillian did a fantastic job of drawing in the readers attention and holding it. I loved Nick and Carter's relationship, and Chantal even started growing on me the further along the st ...more
Denise Van plew
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This author is a new to me catching my attention by some posts at first. When I took a gander at what this one was about I liked what I saw. A author who is sneaky will wind you up using his characters-Nick and Carter. He gives a mystery that is filled with heat and funny too blending it well. Not a easy task to do he gives a bit of this and that capturing us along the way. I was pleasantly surprised which is a rarity since I have only seen him goof around on line. He can write and deliver the g ...more
Monica Murphy
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A murder mystery, corrupt police, mobsters, strip clubs and some steamy sex scenes is what you get with this book.

This is my first time reading these two authors, and this is not normally the type of book that I would choose to read. But I am glad that I took that chance. It was fast paced and a story that kept me interested. I look forward to reading more books by these two, and hopefully more stories about Nick and Carter.
Kristen Zimmerman   (Book 'Em Krafty)
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It was nicely written, the characters seemed to be well thought out. I liked both Carter and Nick, Chantal not so much, not even a little. For me the book was a tad slow and didn't really pull me in until about halfway, in my opinion the last chapter or two seemed a bit rushed. The story itself was good. Overall I thought it was a decent book.

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book*

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