- ISBN: 9780316509534
- ISBN: 0316509531
- Physical Description: 341 pages ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020
Sequel to: Wrecked.
Cristiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She's also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, found dead in her Newport Beach boutique. IQ - Isaiah Quintabe - is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. If he can't, Angus will harm the PI's new girlfriend, ending her career. The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities. Isaiah's dilemma: no one personality saw the entire incident. -- adapted from jacket
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Publishers Weekly Review
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In Edgar-finalist Ide's stellar fourth IQ novel (after 2018's Wrecked), genius detective Isaiah Quintabe, who usually helps those in need in his impoverished East Long Beach, Calif., neighborhood, takes on a paying client. Angus Byrne, a vicious white supremacist who's also a major arms dealer, wants Isaiah to investigate the shooting murder of an employee of his, Tyler Barnes. The obvious suspect is Byrne's daughter, Christiana, who was found next to Barnes's body in the store she owns in Newport Beach. Byrne tells Isaiah that unless Christiana is cleared, the detective's significant other, violinist Stella McDaniels, will have her fingers broken. The stakes rise when Isaiah meets Christiana and learns that she has multiple personalities, each with separate recollections of the events leading to Barnes's murder. The unexpected return, after two years, of Isaiah's true love, former client Grace Monarova, complicates his task. Readers will root for Ide's distinctive lead every step of the way. This innovative series continues to show promise for a long, high-quality run. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Jan.)
Library Journal Review
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Isaiah "IQ" Quintabe is a self-styled detective in Long Beach, CA. IQ is coerced by Angus Byrne, a black-market arms dealer, into clearing his daughter Christiana from blame in a murder that took place in her Newport Beach boutique. Christiana suffers from multiple personality disorder, and no one personality saw the entire incident. To find out what really happened the night of the murder, Isaiah must piece together clues from each of the personalities. If he can't, Angus will end the career of IQ's new girlfriend. Zeno Robinson, a Disney voice actor, gives personality to a huge cast of characters and enables the listener to empathize and understand their motivation and entrapment in a very desperate society. VERDICT This is a fast-moving, violent story with lots of sociopolitical commentary, and is highly recommended for adult audio fiction collections.--Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH