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IQ (An IQ Novel)
by Joe Ide

Published: 2017-09-19
Paperback : 352 pages
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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 ...
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Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards
A 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.

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  "I.Q. Joe"by faye2020 (see profile) 05/19/18

Story offers a glimpse into a world often unexplored. Life and survival is dependent on loyalty and connections to many unsavory humans. Subculture is dark and values guns, money and violence rather than... (read more)

 
  "Slow start"by RitaCordelia (see profile) 02/14/18

I put the book away several times after starting it. I just didn’t like the jargon. Since it was for book club, I made myself finish it and it did get better. Then after reading about the author I feel... (read more)

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