Rating: 4.75 🌈
The multi-author series, The Elite contains some really exceptional stories and Davidson King’s Dealer of Secrets is among them.
It’s not surprising that a book titled Dealer of Secrets has layers of hidden agendas, men with multiple identities, criminal goings on, and of course, murder.
King’s murder element is an unusual one for this series because it’s a deeply personal and emotional one. A enigmatic twin calls his traveling nurse brother, Carter Merrill, to drop everything, and meet him at a certain location.
By the time he arrives, his brother is dying, leaving Carter with only enough time to get some keys and information that will change his life forever.
It’s in the invitation addressed to his brother, using his real name, from The Anonymous, the most unsavory club in the city known as Old Defiance.
King paints the perfect image of a naive, pure hearted man, grieving the loss of his twin and realizing he never actually knew who his brother was.
His first impulsive step towards revenge Carrie’s him immediately into
The Menagerie Hotel, home to The Anonymous club, where its clientele are among the Elite of the wealthy, crime, and political worlds.
A favorite place for Zaire Vicarious, secrets broker. The author has written a masterful character, full of great elements and style without sacrificing the depth necessary to make Zaire someone worthy of Carter’s love (and the reader’s). He can have that almost James Bond house but also a backstory that’s brutal and soul damaging.
Put these two together in a complex storyline that’s got multiple interesting secondary characters, great plot lines, and lots of action and suspense?
Then you have a powerful house of a romance and contemporary thriller. That’s Dealer of Secrets (The Elite Book 6) by Davidson King.
Excellent storytelling, fantastic characters, and a wonderful ending.
Another in my top group of this series.
10/10 highly recommend!
The Elite Multi-Author series (9 Books):
✓ Reckless Roulette by Alice Winters
✓ Leave No Trace by Michelle Frost and Sammi Cee
✓ Ace of Maids by K.L. Hiers (DNF)
✓ Poison Hearts by Jennifer Cody❤️
✓ Liar’s Gambit by Kelly Fox❤️
✓ Dealer of Secrets by Davidson King ❤️
◦ Bullets & Butterflies by Maz Maddox
◦ Love for the Reaper by Charlie Cochet
◦ Chance Encounter by Luna David
Dealer of Secrets (The Elite Book 1)
If you have a secret you don’t want anyone to know, Zaire Vicario can find it. And if it’s worth something? Well, that’s currency to him. When things get desperate, the shadiest people call him in, and he makes their troubles go away with all the knowledge he’s acquired. He’s confident, powerful, and ready for anything. At least, he thinks he is. All it takes is one evening at The Anonymous and a man cloaked in lies to change Zaire’s whole world.
Carter Merrill enjoys his life healing people. As a traveling nurse, he brings light to a dark and gritty town. Until one phone call changes all he knows and all he is in the blink of an eye. Carter has never used his hands to harm, but when his twin brother is brutally murdered, he makes the decision to uncover who did it and seek revenge. The only problem is, he has no idea how to do that. When a stunning man approaches and offers to help, Carter has no other option but to walk into the lion’s den.
Deep dark lies, unrelenting lust, and dangerous liaisons thrust Zaire and Carter into treacherous territory and unfamiliar circumstances. They find their lives connecting, as well as their bodies, when one secret reveals layers of atrocities neither of them ever expected. Can they survive the savage storm ahead or are they doomed to the same fate as Carter’s brother?
Dealer of Secrets is a part of the multi-author series The Elite. Each book can be read as a standalone and in any order. What links these books together is The Anonymous, a club beneath the gritty city where only the elite are welcome.