David "Dave" Reyes is one of the two main protagonists of the "Most Wanted" series. He is a member of the L.A.P.D. Major Crimes Unit and is currently partnered with Deputy Marshal Samantha Massey. He is first seen in Book 1, Chapter 1.
Dave is a tall with slick dark brown hair, green eyes and tan skin. Usually, he wears a grey suit, a light blue shirt and a dark blue tie.
David comes off as more of a playboy than a detective when he is around Hollywood celebrities.Even during work he is usually a smooth talker and rarely if ever uses threats or force preffering to use words as a way of getting what he needs, this approach doesn’t always work and has resulted in him getting a smooth talker and playboy reputation. However he's serious and can use force when necessary, such as apprehending criminals and his confrontations with them. He's intelligent as he's a detective and managed to deduce that John Tull was Hayley Rose's biological father and managed to disable a bomb. He's shown to be a good fighter as he knocked out Tull during their final confrontation and if diamonds are spent, managed to tear off a part of his mouth with a corkscrew.
He and Sam are currently partners in crime. At first, the two don't get along well due to their personalities clashing. Dave and Sam are the opposite of one another -- Dave is smooth while Sam is impulsive. They disagree with each other about handling the case. Despite their differences, he and Sam balance each other out.
He and Cassandra are grade school friends and they grew up together in Vermont Square in South L.A. They are fond of each other.
Ryan and Dave are good friends. Dave gets invited to Ryan's celebrity parties, and they play poker together every week. Ryan also trusted Dave with his secret.
Dave and Alyssa are very good friends. She has a crush on him but is scared to tell him about her feelings.
- Dave is shown on the cover of "Most Wanted, Book 1".
- Dave made a sort-of cameo appearance alongside Sam in Endless Summer, Book 1, Chapter 13, as characters in the arcade game "Most Wanted 2".