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In Joe Ide’s novel, IQ , Isaiah Quintabe is a humble genius with a honed talent for observation and deduction combined with some serious street smarts that fuse into a unique, modern-day Sherlock Holmes. IQ helps his fellow inhabitants of South Central LA solve problems of all kinds, with forms of payment for his services that are as variable as the people that comprise his neighborhood. He perfects his craft with the help of his partner, Dodson, who acts as Ide’s version of Watson-but with a criminal, entrepreneurial bent. Dodson enters IQs life after he suffers a major loss, and they live together out of necessity and a shared desire for challenging adventure. At the onset, IQ’s intelligence serves them well as thieves, but their actions soon lead to a tragedy that convinces IQ that he needs to use his abilities to help others. This book is the first of a (hopefully long) series and serves as an introduction to these intriguing characters by convincingly setting up IQ and Dodson’s back stories. The plot also includes a puzzling case involving a rapper and a freakishly large dog that someone is using as an attempted murder weapon. Just when it seems that every possible permutation of the Holmes tradition has already been attempted, Ide provides fans of the genre with another worthy tribute. This novel is his twist on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Hound of the Baskervilles, and it is inventive, fun and a refreshing take on a beloved cultural icon. ( )
  jnmegan | Jul 31, 2018 |
A quality read the IQ of the title is one Isaiah Quintabe amateur detective and all around genius.
According to blurb on the back cover, East Long Beach the LAPD are barely keeping up with the crime rate, but word has spread of you have a case the police can't or won't touch IQ can help. Loner high school dropout unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and intelligence, his clients pay whatever they can afford, New tyres homemade muffins. Now he has a client who can pay in the shape of a drug addicted rap star.
Entertaining from first to last page clever humorous witty occasionally LOL funny, and a modern day reworking of classic iconic The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Highly recommended.
P.S. Warning to readers who don't enjoy bad language. There is some serious bad language throughout though entirely in keeping with the type of characters featured. ( )
  Gudasnu | May 21, 2018 |
What a wild ride!

Well written book with great characters. Interesting buddy duo that are a little tough to take at first - not in a bad way, just weird. I loved it! ( )
  Omegawega | Mar 31, 2018 |
Reminded me a lot of Repairman Jack (by F. Paul Wilson). This is not a bad thing. I loved the setting and the characters. Looking forward to the next one. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
Loved this book. Plenty of mystery and suspense to keep you going right to the very last page. ( )
  Tiffy_Reads | Mar 19, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316267724, Hardcover)

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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"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"--… (more)

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