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Most Wanted is part of the Pixelberry Studios (creators of High School Story and Hollywood U Rising Stars) game, Choices: Stories You Play.

The game has a similar story and is a spiritual sequel to Cause of Death, and according to the latest post made on that game's Facebook page, it even shares some of its creators.

There is currently only one book, Book 1, out. A second book has been promised, but no release date is currently set. As of Book 1, the top-level plot of the book is that Detective Dave Reyes of the LAPD, and the from-Texas US Marshal Samantha Massey, are going after fugitive John Tull, a notorious and dangerous hitman.


  • All Bikers Are Hells Angels: Paying diamonds in chapter 6 allows Sam to tell the story of how she got into a fight with a biker gang known as the Centurions.
  • Ax-Crazy: John Tull. Even Randall Grimes, leader of the Centurions, is scared of him.
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  • Bar Brawl: Sam gets into one against the Centurions during a flashback in chapter 6.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Dave and Sam.
  • Big "NO!": Chapter 14 has John Tull yell one out when he's sucked out of the plane while holding a live grenade.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hayley turns out to be the other antagonist.
  • Brutal Honesty: Mirasol, being the resident psychologist, can read people accurately and tell them directly her thoughts. Sam can get on her good side by agreeing with her.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Dave casually mentions that Cassandra is applying for a pilot license. This helps to save the day during the climax.
  • Cliffhanger: The book ends with Sam and Dave finding out that someone decapitated Hayley Rose.
  • Cowboy Cop: Sam is a loose cannon who came all the way to LA from Texas to catch John Tull and does not like playing nice.
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  • Daddy's Little Villain: Hayley Rose is John Tull's daugher and was in fact the reason why he went to jail in the first place: she stabbed a guy with a bottle and he took the blame. In the climax of the book, they battle Sam and Dave.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hayley Rose. Until you realize her true origins.
  • Decoy Protagonist: One of these is at the start of the game just to tutorialize new players. An update allows you to choose who the unlucky character is.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: How Sam can get over time if you make the right choices.
  • Emotionally Tongue-Tied: Dave is. Every time Sam asks him about his past or anything remotely personal, Dave changes the subject and doesn't respond. You'll over have to spend diamonds just to get him to talk about a small detail about his life.
  • Fridge Logic: In-Universe, Sam calls out Josh Neely's idea of using an icicle to kill someone in Los Angeles as ridiculous since the thing would melt long before they get the chance to use it as a weapon, as well as where he would get one in LA anyway.
  • Hairpin Lockpick: Chapter 7 has Dave using a paperclip to pick the lock to John Tull's trailer if he has enough points, otherwise Sam kicks the door in.
  • Hipster: Nikhil Mantha, the precinct forensics analyst, is this.
  • I Call It "Vera": Bill Holton's shotgun, Old Genevieve. It ends up as a trophy of John Tull's.
  • It's Personal: Sam to John Tull.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Sam is a big fan of Cassandra Leigh. When she actually meets her (and also finds out that she and Dave are close friends), words barely come out. By the end of the case, Sam asks Cass to sign her an autograph.
  • The Lad-ette: Sam, as well as Mirasol.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Sam's boss, Bill Holton, was killed by John Tull when he escaped transit.
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: Inverted. Dave tries to solve problems by talking, while Sam prefers to shoot first and ask questions later. Sam even mocks Dave for this in one scene when they are surrounded by flames and she sarcastically suggests that he can talk the fire into leaving them alone.
  • The Most Wanted: Different from the other entires on this trope, the protagonists are an LAPD Detective and a Texas Marshal going for the Big Bad, a notorious hitman wanted for justice.
  • Never Bring A Knife To A Gunfight: Ryan Summers shoots a scene where he takes down sword-wielding ninjas with a gun.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: In-Universe. Hayley Rose doesn't mind that Gavin Routh leaked some revealing pictures of her, especially since she's been doing lots of Pilates.
  • Not So Different: If the player pays to have Reza tag along to Venice Beach, he will convince Jessica to surrender by relating to her about how being smart isolates her from others.
  • Paparazzi: The first premium choice you get has Dave deal with a paparazzo named Donnie Brine. Dave can either give him a big scoop or threaten to have him followed.
  • Pet the Dog: Before getting into Tull's RV, Dave and Sam spot a puppy at the trailer park, which Dave finds adorable. The dog ends up distracting Tull and giving them a chance to get him off. After they escape the fire, Dave has the option of adopting the puppy for a few diamonds, or let him get taken away by Animal Control.
  • Press X to Not Die: There are action sequences that require pressing the right choice from a list while under a time limit.
    • In some chapters, this is actually averted. If you press any choice, you'll end up dead and having to start over from a checkpoint.
  • Professional Killer: John Tull is one.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Sam being the red and Dave being the blue.
  • The Reveal: John Tull is Hayley Rose's father.
  • Sequel Hook: Hayley Rose is killed in prison even after she surrendered.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Sam denies that she and Dave are romantically involved when others bring up the subject.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In-Universe, Reza is a moderator on a forum for The Crown & the Flame.
    • Early on, "Rise of the Maskmaker," a fictional movie about the events that took place in the first volume of Cause of Death, and "San Trobida", a fictional location appearing in Cause of Death, are mentioned.
  • SoCalization: The case takes place in Los Angeles. Sam flies all the way from Texas to catch Tull herself. The difference between Dave and Sam is more defined by their hometowns.
  • The Social Expert: Dave is a smooth talker who has formed a lot of connections in Los Angeles, even with celebrities. He is also good at reading people.
  • So Proud of You: In Sam's flashback in Chapter 2, Bill tells Sam he's proud of her with his last words.
  • Stalker Shrine: Tull has one dedicated to Hayley Rose, apparently because he's deluded and thinks her song "Outlaw" is about him.
  • Stern Nun: A premium choice in chapter 7 allows Sam to have a flashback where she asks about the namesake of Old Genevieve. She was a nun in Bill Colton's boarding school when he was younger. She also killed a thief who took Bill hostage with a shotgun.
  • Strange Cop in a Strange Land: Sam is from Texas, but she goes to L.A. to hunt down John Tull. Her cowboy cop attitude and lack of knowledge of the local culture can get her into trouble.
  • Street Smart: Dave has grown up in Los Angeles and knows every corner of the city and how to interact with any people.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Ana de Luca, Cassandra's fashion designer friend, starts out very hostile toward Sam. After Sam stands up to her and tries on one of her dresses, Ana immediately apologizes and finds her attitude so inspiring that she declares Sam to be her new muse. During Sam's farewell party, she yells angrily at Sam because she is leaving her without her new muse.
  • Taking You with Me: During the fight against John Tull and Hayley Rose in chapter 14, he takes out a live grenade eager to take out everyone on the plane, including his own daughter.
  • Tattooed Crook: John Tull
    • Randall Grimes, the leader of the Centurions, has one for every crime he pulls, and he's covered in them.
  • Underdressed for the Occasion: If Sam goes to a fancy restaurant or formal party in her normal clothes, everyone will comment on her inappropriate attire. It costs the premium currency to get her to dress in something more appropriate.
  • Weapon of Choice: Tull's preferred weapon is a Sawed-Off Shotgun.

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