Thorndike Press


  • Joe Ide
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  • ISBN-10: 1410499227
  • ISBN-13: 9781410499226
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 476 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2017

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Voted One of the Best Books of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, and Amazon

East Long Beach. The LAPD can’t keep up with the crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood is taking on the cases the police can’t or won’t touch. They call him IQ, a loner and high school dropout with a fierce intelligence and relentless determination, who charges whatever folks can afford.


Customer Reviews

“A seamless, utterly entertaining blend of coming-of-age saga, old-school detective story, and comic-caper novel. . . . This is one of those rare debuts that leaves us panting for more and soon.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Ide successfully makes his detective's brilliance plausible in this gripping and moving debut.”

— Publishers Weekly