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. So when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it's not just the case Isaiah's looking for, but the human connection.
Once again, Ide brilliantly combines caper-style comedy with real-world violence and more than a dollop of complex human relationships, the kind that too often lead to mess and muddle rather than happily-ever-aftering. If you haven’t discovered this series yet, remedial action is required immediately.
Wrecked is not the best place to jump into this series, but these books are written in sequence, and you skip one at your peril ... The third book in his blazing IQ series, Wreked is less cerebral and more breathless than its predecessors ... There are lots of cinematic chases ... No matter how well such things are described, though, they’ll be more fun to watch than they are to read about ... Wrecked fares much better in its small details.
A delicious, high-powered plot ... Ide delivers a refreshing take on the often clichéd genius detective protagonist ... it’s Ide’s writing that elevates the whole series, with his gritty prose proving to be a perfect fit with the series’ urban setting. While parts of the story are shown ahead of time, reducing some of the suspense, even the readers who do figure out or take a lucky stab at the story’s conclusion will enjoy the journey Ide takes them on, and will no doubt close this one counting down the days until the fourth installment hits bookstores next years ... Ide is one of the best writers to burst onto the mystery scene in a long time