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Testarossa (A John Testarossa Novel)

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Things are never what they seem; especially in police work.

John Testarossa is an LAPD cop with an NYPD attitude who has seen it all. The dead, the dying and the decomposing are all in a day’s work for the red-headed Italian from Brooklyn.

After an arm rolls up on a Santa Monica beach, and the dead body to which the arm was once attached is discovered, John and his
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Published September 24th 2019
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I fell hard for John and this amazing story.
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I don’t think I was more than a few chapters in and I realized this book is going to be something special. The main character John Testarossa is a fabulous character.

We get to know quite a bit about him and what drives him in his career – family, friends, the job, and even his love life. Each piece creates a driven, intense, conflicted, fun loving, romantic man.

And I totally fell for him. I absolutely love this character.

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Kathy Rouchelle
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely fascinating book that will capture you, pull you in and hold your attention all the way through. To say that there is mystery surrounding the "who dun-it" in this story is an understatement and one that keeps you turning page after page as your mind works over time trying to figure out who the murderer is before the detectives themselves.

The characters are so very well written and well defined, and one in particular is a bit complex. Detective John Testarossa is a man with a hard
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Jennifer Pierson
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm very impressed with J.D. Cary's writing style, especially since it's the first book, and what a story it was! John Testarossa is an LAPD detective, who's originally from Brooklyn, so that whole NYPD stereotype comes out quite often, though he's on the west coast these days. He & his partner, Alex Ortiz have a new case when a mysterious arm pops up on the Santa Monica Beach, without the body attached to it. But just wait, the body is coming, and it leads John & his partner to the ...more
Gwen Shafer
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read from J.D. I am glad that I decided to give this book a chance. I was looking for a book with a little mystery and found it in this one. John Testarossa is a detective. Him and his partner get a case. It all starts with a human arm. Nothing but the arm. Slowly and surely as they start to work through the case they build on what is going on . That is when the book becomes gripping and has you hooked. You are going on a ride with these two trying to figure ...more
Gin
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Top notch police procedural that’s terrifically writing with a thrilling storyline that includes a dead college kid, illegal drugs, flying bullets and a lovely romance to boot. It’s an emotional ringer during a few parts that hurt my heart and sprung a few tears. Great murder mystery with hunky cops and lots of bad guys. John and his partner Alex are a hoot along with the rest of the cop crew friends and fantastic camaraderie. And then there’s the lovely Dr. Gennaro. The romance ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Wow what a book it all starts when an arm washes up on shore and from there it's a race to not only find the body the arm belongs to but the person who was the killer.

Testarossa is a Detective for the Lapd and racing against the clock to find out what happened and why. Can Testarossa and his partner find out what happened or will it become another cold case?

An amazing book lots of twists and turns had me guessing throughout the whole book! I can't wait to see what the next one has in store!
BookLover
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cary has completely amazed me with this book. It is emotional, suspenseful, written flawlessly, and an overall amazing read!! They have included all elements that suck you in in a romance suspense book. I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. It was a read I won’t forget anytime soon.

Cops are hard and scary to love. John knows this. But sometimes love doesn’t care what you know. This story is gripping, emotional and all around one amazing story you
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Karen
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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What a very intriguing book this is. So many facets that grabbed me and pulled me in.

Story 1, father and son. How that relationship maketh the man. John Testarossa only son of an only son. A red headed Italian (me thinks someone bedded an Irishman/woman). A walk to school. A breakfast in a deli. A life changed. I want to hug that guy.

Story 2 a young man robbed of his life. John is good cop. A really, really good cop. The type who feels. The type who senses. The type who is honest and loyal. He
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Laura
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it
This novel was a bit of a disappointment to me. The reviews are just stellar so I was expecting an enjoyable read. Not so. I found there was just too much going on and too much jumping around. There were times where I had no idea what the author was talking about. The main character was likable enough but his relationship with his love interest made me dislike him. First of all they moved way too quickly into an intense relationship. Or maybe not as one of the things I disliked about the book ...more
Naughty Nightie
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 star read by J.D Cary. John Testarossa is a cop for the LAPD and finds himself with a puzzling murder to solve when an arm washes up in the beach. A few days later a body is found under a bridge with a missing arm which they discover belongs to their missing arm. So they now have a mystery to solve how the man got murdered and separated from his arm.
It turns out the body belongs to a missing college student now John has to solve the mystery of how a missing college student turns up dead
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Becky Wise
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm going to be honest here and say that I found Testarossa a bit slow at the beginning. I had a hard time connecting with John. But please finish reading this before you decide.......The more I read the more I was just pulled into Testarossa. It took a little bit but once I got into John's head and in the mind of crime-solving I was hooked. I loved this book. You get a lot of background on John throughout this read that helps you in the understanding of who John is and how he works his cases. I ...more
Misty
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the most brilliantly detailed police murder mysteries I've ever read. The case details are so vivid and gruesome. You learn quickly the John Testarossa really has his work cut out for him and some.

John suffered a horrific lose at a young age that sculpted him into becoming a cop. He's a very good one too. Case after case, his work is never done. After a case sends him briefly to the ER, he meets Dr. Karen. You can tell there's an immediate attraction but you are left wondering how can he
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Kelly Graham
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having never read a police book before this was a new experience for me.
To start with I found it a little bit slow and hard to remember all of the police characters, but the more I read the more I liked it.
John Testarossa is a nice guy and a great cop, him and his partner Alex are a great team and their chats bounce off each other seemlessly.
John is never off duty, even when he is and his comradery between his fellow work mates either working together to solve a case or kicking back at his house
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Tamatha Hargett
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for an intense and gritty police thriller, look no further. I can't wait to read the sequel!
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