Wrecked (IQ #3) by Joe Ide

Wrecked (IQ #3)

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 page, and IQ's promise to stop accepting Christmas sweaters and carpet cleani...


Details Wrecked (IQ #3)

TitleWrecked (IQ #3)
ISBN9780316509510
Author
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherMulholland Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews Wrecked (IQ #3)

  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    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, which we’ve come to expect from Joe Ide: Isaiah solves complex problems in his inimitable fashion, Dodson tries to solve a problem on his own, and as always, we have a fas...
  • Kathleen
    1970-01-01
    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. In return, they pay him in goods and services versus hard cash.Ide has chosen to move away from the neighborhood and pits Isaiah Quintabe against a CIA sadist who ...
  • Faith
    1970-01-01
    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, but I am not one of them.
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    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 of business as a pi and trying to get some more monies in, with social media and such, he needs some changes to do and so partnering up with Dodson.With a new client he finds himself amidst art and trying to feel...
  • Brenda Ayala
    1970-01-01
    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 and his team. The baddies are especially bad and my god I wanted all of them dead after what they did and said. The author definitely had a sense of justice because I wou...
  • Georges M
    1970-01-01
    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 volume was in my hands, I had the hang of it.This volume was far more "busy" than the other two. Many subplots, much more "humanness", a developing love relationship, obse...
  • Maine Colonial
    1970-01-01
    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-persons case, but it’s not really about that, because it immediately explodes into nonstop violent action, with a dangerous group of disgraced former military and la...
  • Keenan Powell
    1970-01-01
    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’s still waiting on a promised reindeer sweater, his long-time running buddy Dodson offers to join the otherwise successful one-man agency and turn it into a profita...
  • Joelle Egan
    1970-01-01
    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 to reconnect with a mesmerizing girl he encountered at the end of the last novel (Righteous). Although IQ is so perceptive, calm and assured in his sleuthing abiliti...
  • Paul Wilner
    1970-01-01
    Ide’s best yet. And that’s saying a lot.
  • The Real Book Spy
    1970-01-01
    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 memo. While solving all the problems in his neighborhood has him well-liked by everyone in the area, IQ’s reputation for taking non-money forms of payment has gotten a...
  • Hobart
    1970-01-01
    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 hero after everything he'd just gone through as we wrapped up the book. This book starts with the three of them bumping into each other again -- this time IQ definitely ...
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    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 novels as well.IQ has been admiring struggling artist Grace Monarova from afar  and he is pleased but nervous when she requests a meeting. Although disappointed she i...
  • Steve
    1970-01-01
    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 Beach, California based P.I. He earned his rep by solving cases both small and big. In Wrecked, Isaiah is asked to find a missing person, the mother of his putative gi...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    1970-01-01
    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 until the opening pages of Wrecked and the author has truly excelled himself yet again……The novel opens with a prologue, featuring new characters and ends with a sh...
  • Sandy Lenahan
    1970-01-01
    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!!!
  • Dgordon
    1970-01-01
    The third book in this series is just as good as the previous two. All the characters are there, Isaiah, Dodgson, Deronda and Grace from the second book. Full of humor, shady, wounded, and evil people the action and story just keeps humming along. A great read.
  • Andre Hardy
    1970-01-01
    Wrecked, is the third installment of hard-boiled author Joe Ide’s serialized detective, Isiah Quintabe, better known as I.Q. Ide’s debut novel I.Q., featuring the erudite crime solver won The Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for the Edgar Award, Barry Award, and Strand Critics Award for Best First No...
  • Pamela
    1970-01-01
    The first of the series was still the best, but this installment adds quite a bit to the depth of the characters.
  • Pamela
    1970-01-01
    There's a lot more pathos in this installment, and it's making Ide's series even richer. IQ and Dodson have new depths that set them up very nicely for future novels—I can't wait to see where they go. Also #DerondaForever.
  • Nick
    1970-01-01
    I'm always happy when I discover a new P.I. series, and especially when it's such a good one as this, set in the hood of N. Long Beach, not far from the spiritual home of the genre in Hollywood. Our protagonist is a super smart guy who sort of stumbles into detective work for neighbors while trying to glue his life together after the suspicious so-called accidental death of his much-loved brother Marcus. Oh, by the way, I.Q. are his initials - Is...
  • Brad Bell
    1970-01-01
    This book was on its way to a solid 4 rating until that last chapter. Damn. This, the third book in the IQ series, is a huge improvement over the lacklustre second book “Righteous”, but Ide seems to have an issue with endings. This the the second time his book seems to fizzle out at the end, in this case instead of leaving some threads for the next book he messily ends storylines and leaves the fourth book with no anticipation. The really enj...
  • Marilyn Shea
    1970-01-01
    This is the best of the series so far and I look forward to Ide's next. It was an intense tale that went from Abu Ghraib to Burning Man, with the common man, Isaiah (also known as IQ), pitted against the technological arsenal of ex-military bad guys who are trying desperately to sanitize the historical record of their past atrocities in the Middle East. It could easily become a blockbuster major motion picture, with scenes of torture, narrow esca...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    Oh IQ, your heart is too big for any man! And in the third installment in this down to earth, brutally honest look at the people who live in the forgotten neighborhoods in our cities, Isaiah wears his heart on his sleeve. IQ is there to help out where the police, social workers, and others whose job is to take care of those who can't, fail. I love his heart and how a sense of personal responsibility and love are shown by what is otherwise a man w...
  • Mary-Beth
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsIQ (Isaiah Quintabe) is a very appealing character, a detective who solves mysteries that others might consider beneath them. This novel, the third he's been featured in, wove together a variety of disparate strands (view spoiler)[(Abu Ghraib and Burning Man, among them) (hide spoiler)]. Unfortunately, his female counterpart Grace felt flat and dimensionless, especially when compared to the lively descriptions of Dodson, TK, Deronda, and...
  • Miles
    1970-01-01
    3.49☆
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    I love this series and this may be the best installment so far!
  • Jason Wilson
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Stars
  • Don Gorman
    1970-01-01
    (3 1/2). This is the third installment in this series and each one keeps getting better and better. Isiah has always been a really cool nerd, but this book takes him to a new level. The side characters here, even Isiah's love interest, are really not that special (with the exception of TK) , but the situation with the bad guys, on two different fronts, really are. We drag right out of the box for about 50 pages, and then you will have a hard time...