Iq by Joe IdeIq by Joe Ide


byJoe Ide

Hardcover | October 18, 2016

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Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus AwardsA resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.
East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch.
They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay.
This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.
Joe Ideis of Japanese American descent. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Joe's favorite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. The idea that a person could face the world and vanquish his enemies with just his intelligence fascinated him. Joe went on to earn a graduate degree and had several careers before writing ...
Title:IqFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.62 × 6.38 × 1.12 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316267724

ISBN - 13:9780316267724


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read I highly recommend this detective novel for mystery fans and non-fans, alike. While there are certainly some familiar detective elements to the story, there is also a perspective that feels refreshing. This was fun, moving and fast-paced!
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend I would recommend this book to mystery lovers and non-mystery lovers alike. Although this is a detective story with some familiar elements, it does break the mould in a lot of ways. The characters are likeable and the story feels fresh, fun and relateable.
Date published: 2017-07-12

Editorial Reviews

"Joe Ide's IQ is a wondrous double-helix of mean-street savvy entwined with classical detection, like Conan Doyle as channeled through Martin Scorsese. It's a terrific book."-Stephen Hunter, author of G-MAN