|By (author):||Ide, Joe|
|Series:||An Iq Novel|
|Subject:||FICTION / African American / Urban|
|FICTION / Crime|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Crime|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Size:||0.00in x 0.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
Isaiah Quintabe--IQ for short--has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him so notorious that he can hardly go to the corner store without being recognized. Dodson, once his sidekick, is now his full-fledged partner, hell-bent on giving IQ's PI business some real legitimacy: a Facebook page, and IQ's promise to stop accepting Christmas sweaters and carpet cleanings in exchange for PI services.
So when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it's not just the case Isaiah's looking for, but the human connection. And when his new confidant turns out to be connected to a dangerous paramilitary operation, IQ falls victim to a threat even a genius can't see coming.
Waiting for Isaiah around every corner is Seb, the Oxford-educated African gangster who was responsible for the death of his brother, Marcus. Only, this time, Isaiah's not alone. Joined by a new love interest and his familiar band of accomplices, IQ is back--and the adventures are better than ever.
|Review Quote*||One of the Best Books of the Year - CrimeReads|
|Review Quote*||"Joe Ide's IQ novels are an electrifying combination of Holmesian mystery and SoCal grit."-Wilder Davies, Time|
|Review Quote*||"Joe Ide opens Wrecked, the third book in his blazing IQ series, with the novelist's equivalent of a stun gun. . . . [IQ is] an appealing central character, propped up by a cast of crooks Elmore Leonard would envy. . . . Ide is still the hottest of recently-emerged crime writers. He has populated Southern California with wildly entertaining characters, from those hinted at offstage to the motormouths whose priceless talk fills his pages."-Janet Maslin, New York Times|
|Review Quote*||"Wrecked is full of violent action, hairbreadth escapes and poignant life lessons: an unpredictable book written by an author with wizard-like gifts."-Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal|
|Review Quote*||"As far as I'm concerned, Joe Ide can't write them fast enough."-New York Times Book Review|
|Review Quote*||"Joe Ide is one of the hottest mystery novelists at work... the wonder of love, the cruelty of war, the black world he knows well, the music he loves--all the beauty and cruelty and craziness he filed away in his mind before he began writing these novels. With Wrecked, Ide confirms that he's among the most original new voices in today's crime fiction."-Patrick Anderson, Washington Post|
|Review Quote*||"Raised in South Central, Joe Ide expands the territory of L.A. noir."-Gal Beckerman, New York Times|
|Review Quote*||"A lively writer with a smart-aleck streak... His dialogue is clever and advances the narrative, and he knows how to stage an action scene."-Seattle Times|
|Review Quote*||"Embodies a lot of thought-provoking analysis, a good deal of brutality, and more than a smattering of Three Stooges thrown in for balance... Of his many talents, Ide's greatest is putting the reader definitively in the moment. The sense of audacity is what sets him so far apart from writers who try mightily to simulate tough guys from the streets... His characters' vernacular, some of it hysterically funny, is unfailingly spot-on."-Newark Star-Ledger|