YOU'VE NEVER MET A DETECTIVE LIKE IQ...HI FIVE is the next instalment in the adventures of LA's coolest new detective, IQ.
'THE BEST NEW DISCOVERY I'VE COME ACROSS IN A LONG TIME' Michael Connelly
'WRITING SO SHARP YOU MAY CUT YOUR FINGERS ON THE PAGES' Attica Locke
'THE HOTTEST OF RECENTLY-EMERGED CRIME WRITERS' New York Times
'ONE OF THE HOTTEST MYSTERY NOVELISTS AT WORK' Washington Post
'IDE WRITES WITH CONFIDENCE AND A SHARP WIT' Sunday Times
'THE HOLMES OF THE 21ST CENTURY' Daily Mail
Isaiah Quintabe - the genius PI who combines book smarts, street smarts and enough blistering action to melt the pavement of East Long Beach - is back with a new adventure.
Fresh off the beating he took at the hands of a gang of ex-Abu Ghraib thugs working as paramilitary contractors, IQ is determined to build a life for himself with his new girlfriend, Grace. For once, he wants to be normal: a normal guy, with a normal PI business, doing the best he can.
But this is IQ, and trouble is never far behind him.
Joined by his faithful band of fast-talking, sharp-tongued partners, Deronda and Dodson, the cases are wild, the mysteries twisty, and the driving fast.
PRAISE FOR JOE IDE AND THE IQ SERIES
Joe Ide is the best new discovery I've come across in a long time. - Michael Connelly
Full of humour, originality and high-quality writing. - The Times (Crime Book of the Month) on IQ
One of the most remarkable debuts I've read...Deliciously quirky, written with exceptional panache and a fine ear for dialogue. - Daily Mail on IQ
A madly lovable new detective series. - New York Times on IQ
Joe Ide is the best thing to happen to mystery writing in a very long time. - Janet Maslin, New York Times on RIGHTEOUS
An unpredictable book written by an author with wizard-like gifts. - Wall Street Journal on WRECKED
Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles. His favourite 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 IQ, his debut novel, inspired by his early experiences and love of Sherlock. Joe lives in Santa Monica, California.