IQ is the first in a new contemporary mystery/amateur detective series. If you’re looking for your next contemporary mystery/detective read, give IQ a go. Truly don’t think you’ll be sorry you did.
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 that 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. (Synopsis from Amazon)
you likely never could otherwise. In the meantime, you’re meeting memorable characters who invoke an array of emotions.
Isaiah, after some missteps, is becoming a man his brother, Marcus, would be proud of. He’s rising above and taking
the high road, difficult though it is at times, and influencing those around him.