Wrecked

Wrecked

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 pa Isaiah Quintabe--IQ for short--has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his h...

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Title:Wrecked
Author:Joe Ide
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Break It Down
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Wrecked Reviews

  • Paul Wilner
    Oct 09, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

  • Josh
    Nov 09, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

  • Chip
    Dec 14, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

  • Chris
    Nov 28, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

  • Maine Colonial
    Oct 22, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

  • Eric
    Dec 03, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

    Could not put it down! Excellent writing with loads of action and a sprinkling of humor make book 3 in the IQ series a must read!!! ...

    The third I.Q. novel is more of the same. I love Joe Ide. He's such a skillful writer. His description, his similes and his dialogue. I was so looking forward to this, and I saw the reviews from advanced copies, saying it was a bigger, more expansive book, and I thought, wow. this m...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- At the end of Righteous, Isaiah meets a girl -- I don't remember much about it, but there's something about here that clearly makes an impression on IQ -- and his dog. It was enough to give us a little hope for our intrepid h...

    Wrecked by Joe Ide is an action-packed mystery starring street smart and highly observant sleuth Isaiah "IQ" Quintabe and his somewhat trusty sidekick/partner Juanell Dodson. This third installment in the IQ series can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend the previous two nov...

    I review a lot of mysteries and thrillers. Many are mediocre and only a few stand out, especially from first-time writers. Joe Ide has written excellent mysteries, IQ and Righteous. Both are captivating. Wrecked is the third of the IQ series. Isaiah Quintabe, IQ for short is a Long Bea...

    I have previously read the first two novels in the series, IQ and Righteous. I felt that they complimented each other so well and issues from the debut were resolved in the follow up. So I genuinely was left wondering where the author would take this series in the future. That was unti...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) and his sidekick Dodson are two of my favorite literary characters. Those who like series characters such as Harry Bosch and Jack Reacher should definitely check out IQ's adventures. In this installment, IQ and his "scoobies" go up against a former CIA spook and...

  • Kathy
    Sep 26, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

    Could not put it down! Excellent writing with loads of action and a sprinkling of humor make book 3 in the IQ series a must read!!! ...

    The third I.Q. novel is more of the same. I love Joe Ide. He's such a skillful writer. His description, his similes and his dialogue. I was so looking forward to this, and I saw the reviews from advanced copies, saying it was a bigger, more expansive book, and I thought, wow. this m...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- At the end of Righteous, Isaiah meets a girl -- I don't remember much about it, but there's something about here that clearly makes an impression on IQ -- and his dog. It was enough to give us a little hope for our intrepid h...

    Wrecked by Joe Ide is an action-packed mystery starring street smart and highly observant sleuth Isaiah "IQ" Quintabe and his somewhat trusty sidekick/partner Juanell Dodson. This third installment in the IQ series can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend the previous two nov...

  • Lou
    Oct 03, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

  • Hobart
    Oct 24, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

    Could not put it down! Excellent writing with loads of action and a sprinkling of humor make book 3 in the IQ series a must read!!! ...

    The third I.Q. novel is more of the same. I love Joe Ide. He's such a skillful writer. His description, his similes and his dialogue. I was so looking forward to this, and I saw the reviews from advanced copies, saying it was a bigger, more expansive book, and I thought, wow. this m...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- At the end of Righteous, Isaiah meets a girl -- I don't remember much about it, but there's something about here that clearly makes an impression on IQ -- and his dog. It was enough to give us a little hope for our intrepid h...

  • Liz
    Feb 01, 2019

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

  • Ron S
    Jan 20, 2019

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

    Could not put it down! Excellent writing with loads of action and a sprinkling of humor make book 3 in the IQ series a must read!!! ...

    The third I.Q. novel is more of the same. I love Joe Ide. He's such a skillful writer. His description, his similes and his dialogue. I was so looking forward to this, and I saw the reviews from advanced copies, saying it was a bigger, more expansive book, and I thought, wow. this m...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- At the end of Righteous, Isaiah meets a girl -- I don't remember much about it, but there's something about here that clearly makes an impression on IQ -- and his dog. It was enough to give us a little hope for our intrepid h...

    Wrecked by Joe Ide is an action-packed mystery starring street smart and highly observant sleuth Isaiah "IQ" Quintabe and his somewhat trusty sidekick/partner Juanell Dodson. This third installment in the IQ series can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend the previous two nov...

    I review a lot of mysteries and thrillers. Many are mediocre and only a few stand out, especially from first-time writers. Joe Ide has written excellent mysteries, IQ and Righteous. Both are captivating. Wrecked is the third of the IQ series. Isaiah Quintabe, IQ for short is a Long Bea...

    I have previously read the first two novels in the series, IQ and Righteous. I felt that they complimented each other so well and issues from the debut were resolved in the follow up. So I genuinely was left wondering where the author would take this series in the future. That was unti...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) and his sidekick Dodson are two of my favorite literary characters. Those who like series characters such as Harry Bosch and Jack Reacher should definitely check out IQ's adventures. In this installment, IQ and his "scoobies" go up against a former CIA spook and...

    After a disappointing follow up to the series debut, Ide delivers in #3 of his IQ "Holmes in the 'hood" series. Imagine John Sandford, but trade the uniformity of white Minnesota for lower income diversity in south central Los Angeles. Ide is clearly having fun and the writing is that ...

  • Laura
    Dec 03, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

  • Still
    Dec 24, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

  • Brenda Ayala
    Oct 08, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

  • Amy
    May 23, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

  • Faith
    Oct 23, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

  • Steve
    Oct 09, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

    Could not put it down! Excellent writing with loads of action and a sprinkling of humor make book 3 in the IQ series a must read!!! ...

    The third I.Q. novel is more of the same. I love Joe Ide. He's such a skillful writer. His description, his similes and his dialogue. I was so looking forward to this, and I saw the reviews from advanced copies, saying it was a bigger, more expansive book, and I thought, wow. this m...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- At the end of Righteous, Isaiah meets a girl -- I don't remember much about it, but there's something about here that clearly makes an impression on IQ -- and his dog. It was enough to give us a little hope for our intrepid h...

    Wrecked by Joe Ide is an action-packed mystery starring street smart and highly observant sleuth Isaiah "IQ" Quintabe and his somewhat trusty sidekick/partner Juanell Dodson. This third installment in the IQ series can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend the previous two nov...

    I review a lot of mysteries and thrillers. Many are mediocre and only a few stand out, especially from first-time writers. Joe Ide has written excellent mysteries, IQ and Righteous. Both are captivating. Wrecked is the third of the IQ series. Isaiah Quintabe, IQ for short is a Long Bea...

  • Georges M
    Jun 06, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

  • Sandy Lenahan
    Oct 27, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

    Could not put it down! Excellent writing with loads of action and a sprinkling of humor make book 3 in the IQ series a must read!!! ...

  • The Real Book Spy
    Sep 23, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

  • Keenan Powell
    Jul 31, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

  • Meredith
    Nov 20, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

  • Tom Swift
    Jan 16, 2019

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

  • William
    Dec 20, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    Jul 29, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

    Could not put it down! Excellent writing with loads of action and a sprinkling of humor make book 3 in the IQ series a must read!!! ...

    The third I.Q. novel is more of the same. I love Joe Ide. He's such a skillful writer. His description, his similes and his dialogue. I was so looking forward to this, and I saw the reviews from advanced copies, saying it was a bigger, more expansive book, and I thought, wow. this m...

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- At the end of Righteous, Isaiah meets a girl -- I don't remember much about it, but there's something about here that clearly makes an impression on IQ -- and his dog. It was enough to give us a little hope for our intrepid h...

    Wrecked by Joe Ide is an action-packed mystery starring street smart and highly observant sleuth Isaiah "IQ" Quintabe and his somewhat trusty sidekick/partner Juanell Dodson. This third installment in the IQ series can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend the previous two nov...

    I review a lot of mysteries and thrillers. Many are mediocre and only a few stand out, especially from first-time writers. Joe Ide has written excellent mysteries, IQ and Righteous. Both are captivating. Wrecked is the third of the IQ series. Isaiah Quintabe, IQ for short is a Long Bea...

    I have previously read the first two novels in the series, IQ and Righteous. I felt that they complimented each other so well and issues from the debut were resolved in the follow up. So I genuinely was left wondering where the author would take this series in the future. That was unti...

  • Geoff Smith
    Nov 22, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...

    Ide?s best yet. And that?s saying a lot. ...

    Joe Ide once again tells an interesting crime story about people liviing in Southern California. IQ and his business partner seem to get into terrible trouble with little prospect of remuneration. Once again Sullivan Jones does a perfect reading in the audiobook. ...

    Excellent. A little excessively coincidental at times, but that?s uncommon for books of this genre. ...

    Could not put it down! Excellent writing with loads of action and a sprinkling of humor make book 3 in the IQ series a must read!!! ...

    The third I.Q. novel is more of the same. I love Joe Ide. He's such a skillful writer. His description, his similes and his dialogue. I was so looking forward to this, and I saw the reviews from advanced copies, saying it was a bigger, more expansive book, and I thought, wow. this m...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    Nov 02, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

  • Joelle Egan
    Oct 17, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

  • Kathleen
    Oct 30, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

  • Rick Molitor
    Nov 02, 2018

    ?Get ready, son,...Cause Karma?s about to kick your ass.? Blackmail, conspiracy, and an awkwardly sweet romance are at the forefront of Wrecked, the third book in the IQ series. This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery filled with quirky loveable characters and intriguing ...

    I really enjoy this series and find it one of the most refreshing to listen to. Sullivan Jones just does a superb job as the narrator. Dodson and IQ are now partners. In my mind, Dodson comes across as a young Kevin Hart. He steals the scenes. There?s a lot of humor in these bo...

    Isaiah Quintabe (aka IQ) can be likened to a modern day Sherlock Holmes, such is his superior intellect and heightened powers of deduction which are comparable to the renowned PI of early crime fiction. While his sidekick, Dodson isn't quite Sherlock's Watson, he's a great character an...

    This is Ide?s third offering in the IQ detective series. Welcome to East Long Beach, a desolate part of Los Angeles dominated by liquor stores, auto shops, and taco places. IQ uses his deductive reasoning, a la Sherlock Holmes, to solve crimes for the poor people in the neighborhood....

    I still like IQ, the colorful characters and the sharp, fast dialogue, but this book is a hyper violent torture fest. The first book was so good, but I think the prospect of filming this series has hurt it. There is too much emphasis on action. I realize that a lot of people love that,...

    It doesn?t usually take me this long to finish an IQ mystery. I tore through the two previous books in a day or so. ?Wrecked? was different. From the very beginning, this was obviously a very different book than ?IQ? or ?Righteous.? It?s a wild ride, of course, w...

    This is the 3rd installment of the IQ series. IQ is a young man in South Central LA who solves crimes as a private detective. He is the Sherlock Holmes of the hood. Fun, fresh series. ...

    Check out my Interview for 2019 with Joe Ide Story opens with a prologue bringing the reader back to things past, from real world news, ones of past horrors and Abu Ghraib, men and women part of those terrible images of degradation. The first chapter shifts to IQ and his management ...

    I liked the first two books in the IQ series, IQ and Righteous, but this one was a lot harder for me to like because of the repeated, detailed descriptions of torture. I?m also a mystery lover, and there really wasn?t much of any mystery in this book. It starts out as a missing-per...

    Best in the series. But you have to read the first two outstanding entries before starting this. Characters from the earlier entries reappear, plot threads from the previous entries are neatly wrapped up. Justice prevails. I?ll try to write a more coherent review post-Christmas Ho...

    Wrecked is pretty much nonstop action the moment all of the main characters are introduced. It packs a punch and had awesome plot progression. Basically, it?s a battle between a team of giant assholes?who literally raped and tortured and killed on a regular basis?and Isaiah an...

    Joe Ide was kind enough to send me an ARC of this title. I own his previous two books, with the same protagonist (IQ). The first two books were fairly quick reads .... the first one, however, had a lot of 'hood slang talk, which I had trouble with at first. By the time this 3rd vol...

    Isaiah Quintabe (IQ), a young private investigator, is smarter than everyone else. He serves his Long Beach community by solving his neighbor?s problems, and he is very good at it ? but not so good at getting paid, often as not accepting trade or goods in lieu of money. While he?...

    Private Investigator Isaiah ?IQ? Quintabe is back for another adventure in Joe Ide?s (Righteous, 2017) exceptional third novel. IQ?s Long Beach-based PI firm has officially taken off. However, while Quintabe?s popularity soars, his bank account apparently never gets the m...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. What happens when you share a cup of tea with a person at more than one occasion? You gain knowledge, knowledge on who they are and how they are with you. Through repetition you notice the little things that make them special, whet...

    5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains! Time has passed, IQ and Dodson have had successes, one of which comes back to haunt them in the lesser of the two main plots of Wrecked The other is a solidly constructed "missing person" case, more comp...

    Dear Mr. Ide, Thank you for another badass read with mystery, action, love, and loneliness. I adore Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He can make me smile, laugh, sad, and think?and often times all at once! Wrecked, your third book in the IQ series, felt more like a Grace book to me though....

    Joe Ide delights his many fans again with another exciting entry in his IQ series with Wrecked. Ide?s version of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in L.A. manages to be creative, funny, touching and thought-provoking. In this third installment, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) finally gets a chance t...

    It nice to have a new fresh character out there like IQ who uses his brain instead of weapons. These books just keep getting better and better. ...