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Wrecked: 3 Paperback – 21 January 2020

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  • Publisher : Mulholland Books (21 January 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0316509507
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316509503
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 225 ratings

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One of the Best Books of the Year - CrimeReads

"Wrecked is full of violent action, hairbreadth escapes and poignant life lessons: an unpredictable book written by an author with wizard-like gifts."--Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

"Wrecked takes Ide's unlikely hero into new territory, with foes that test his mettle in ways his previous adversaries could not even fathom, and with a possible love interest that exposes an entirely new facet of IQ's character."--BookPage

"A lively writer with a smart-aleck streak... His dialogue is clever and advances the narrative, and he knows how to stage an action scene."--Seattle Times

"As far as I'm concerned, Joe Ide can't write them fast enough."--New York Times Book Review

"Embodies a lot of thought-provoking analysis, a good deal of brutality, and more than a smattering of Three Stooges thrown in for balance... Of his many talents, Ide's greatest is putting the reader definitively in the moment. The sense of audacity is what sets him so far apart from writers who try mightily to simulate tough guys from the streets... His characters' vernacular, some of it hysterically funny, is unfailingly spot-on."--Newark Star-Ledger

"Having read all three of Joe Ide's novels about the young Sherlock Holmes of the 'hood, Isaiah Quintabe, I am pleased to say that his third novel, Wrecked, is the best one yet. The stakes are higher, the suspense more intense, and the addition of a budding romance provides more character depth. Read it, enjoy it, and then impatiently wait around for the next one like the rest of us."--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of Mycroft Holmes and Coach Wooden and Me

"Joe Ide is one of the hottest mystery novelists at work... the wonder of love, the cruelty of war, the black world he knows well, the music he loves--all the beauty and cruelty and craziness he filed away in his mind before he began writing these novels. With Wrecked, Ide confirms that he's among the most original new voices in today's crime fiction."--Patrick Anderson, Washington Post

"Joe Ide opens Wrecked, the third book in his blazing IQ series, with the novelist's equivalent of a stun gun. . . . [IQ is] an appealing central character, propped up by a cast of crooks Elmore Leonard would envy. . . . Ide is still the hottest of recently-emerged crime writers. He has populated Southern California with wildly entertaining characters, from those hinted at offstage to the motormouths whose priceless talk fills his pages."--Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Joe Ide's IQ novels are an electrifying combination of Holmesian mystery and SoCal grit."--Wilder Davies, Time

About the Author

Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles, where his favorite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. He held a variety of different jobs -- including Hollywood screenwriter -- before writing IQ, his debut novel, which went on to win the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus awards. Joe lives in Santa Monica, CA.

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4.0 out of 5 stars THE STORY CONTINUES
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5-Stars. Terrific fun throughout. Once again Joe Ide thrills and entertains!
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