IQ

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,856 ratings

IQ Publisher's Summary

A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.

East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch.

They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients who can pay.

This time it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.

©2016 Joe Ide (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • IQ

    • By: Joe Ide
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,996
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,671
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,653

    A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • IQ way better than OK

    • By green ice cream garden on 12-21-16
    • By: Joe Ide
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 10-18-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4,996 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    Sale price: $4.95

    • IQ

    • By: Joe Ide
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, OAPs are getting hoodwinked, children are missing. But word has spread: if you've got a case the police can't or won't touch, Isaiah Quintabe will help you out. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford. But now he needs a client who can pay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • IQ the review I don’t usually do.

    • By Jet on 05-24-18
    • By: Joe Ide
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 04-06-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 2

    • Righteous

    • By: Joe Ide
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685

    For 10 years something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again - or lose his mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joe Ide can write!

    • By 6catz on 10-20-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    Sale price: $4.95

    • Righteous

    • An IQ Novel
    • By: Joe Ide
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    'In a way, the hate felt good. You were righteous, godlike, the dispenser of justice...' Super-smart sleuth Isaiah Quintabe - IQ to his friends - has built a mostly respectable life for himself, helping out friends and neighbours when he can and taking the occasional case to make ends meet. But there is one mystery that still haunts him almost 10 years later - did his brother really die in a hit-and-run, or was there more to the story behind his death?

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • Wrecked

    • By: Joe Ide
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 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 recognised. 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 cleanings in exchange for PI services. 

    Regular price: $21.81