IQ by Joe Ide
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Many thanks to Mulholland Books, via NetGalley for the opportunity to read IQ by Joe Ide. This honest review is in exchange for the read.
This is a first novel by Joe Ide, but not the last. His characters are solid and multi-dimensional. The protagonist Isaiah Quintabe is an unlikely "Detective for the Hood." He trades investigative services using a barter system. Most of his 'clients' could not afford to hire an investigator. IQ seems fearless, matching intelligence against violence. He is a stickler for justice.
Isaiah Quintabe grows a reputation as a problem solver, and fits into his moniker.
The untimely and tragic death of his brother, causes IQ to change his life goals. His priority becomes survival and keeping the apartment he and his beloved brother shared.
Usually I read through books at breakneck speed, but IQ was like a feast prepared by a skilled chef. I ate savoring the unique and alluring flavors of each bite.
IQ kept me in suspense the entire book. I hope that author Joe Ide has more, to come. He has the goods to easily attract readers to the table again and again.
Thank you for the opportunity to read this first novel, and I will recommend it for purchase in our library.
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