YOU'VE NEVER MET A DETECTIVE LIKE IQ...The latest instalment in the adventures of LA's coolest new detective, IQ.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES PRODUCED BY SNOOP DOGG
'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 best thing to happen to mystery writing in a very long time' New York Times
'The Holmes of the 21st century' Daily Mail
'Conan Doyle's characterisation and Raymond Chandler's phrase-making' Guardian
'An electrifying combination of Holmesian mystery and SoCal grit' Time
'Truly feels like an heir to Elmore Leonard' Daily Telegraph
'An author with wizard-like gifts' Wall Street Journal
'Ide is an original as a suspense writer: every novel he writes feels like a new invention' Washington Post
Isaiah is no longer IQ, the genius of East Long Beach. A man on the road and on the run, he is hiding in a small Northern California town when his room is broken into by a desperate young man on the trail of the state's most prolific serial killer.
Isaiah's former sidekick Dodson has also had to change life, in an attempt to keep his wife and child. His devil's bargain is an internship at an LA advertising agency, where it turns out the rules of the street have simply been dressed in business casual. The ageing company's fortunes may well rest on their ability to attract a younger demographic and Dodson - 'the hustler's hustler' - just may be the right man for the job.
Both Isaiah and Dodson are at a crossroads, but can they leave their former lives behind for good?
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.