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Righteous
Righteous | Joe Ide
Isaiah Quintabe has, against many odds, built a proper life for himself: a respected detective in his hometown of East Long Beach, a well-kept home, a growing library, and even a rehabilitated horse-sized pit bull (courtesy of his previous client). But something is wrong: the death of his older brother nearly a decade ago has sent him down a dark path, one that he's never truly been able to escape. RIGHTEOUS is the story of Isaiah's investigation of his brother's death, a quest that will lead him to his greatest adversary, a man who may be IQ's own Moriarty. RIGHTEOUS is also the story of Sarita, Isaiah's older brother's girlfriend, for whom Isaiah feels a lasting, troubling love. Sarita's younger sister, an erratic DJ and gambling addict, has gone missing in Las Vegas, with a frightening bookie, Chinese Triad gangsters, and her own deadbeat boyfriend hot on her tail. On the case once more with Dodson, Isaiah's fast-talking, don't-call-me-a-sidekick partner, mayhem is sure to ensue. With gun battles, car chases, and twice as many mental puzzles as before, RIGHTEOUS is a rollicking, ingenious, and thrilling roller coaster ride. It swerves from the streets of South Central to the hotels of Beverly Hills, from the casinos and massage parlors of Las Vegas to the mountains of the desert Southwest. IQ is back, and he's badder than ever.
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JoyBlue
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This second installment does well picking up where the first left off and expanding upon it. We got to know a few characters better, as we met some new players. There were some sections of extreme violence. There's one character that pops up at the end that I didn't remember from earlier in the story—I'm not sure if that's my failure or the author's. I'm still in for at least one more installment.

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Allietaylor16
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Saturday morning reading! Also, this is my new favorite coffee mug!

mrozzz It‘s a GREAT mug ☺️ 8mo
LaraReads Love that mug! 8mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

Mixed feelings here. I loved the first book but this one didn‘t hit for me as much. And, I was downright 😡 at one scene (spoiler in comments).

Not sure if I‘ll continue the series.

Well-ReadNeck There is a flashback scene about how Dodgson and Charisse got together. Basically he stalked her until she gave in and went out with him then lived happily ever after. As if this is cute and romantic. 🙄😡 8mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Well-ReadNeck Thanks for the heads up! I really hate that. 8mo
AlaMich I totally felt that way too! Loved the first book but bailed on the second about 50-60 pages in. It wasn‘t as polished as the first and there was too much going on. I was bummed. 8mo
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Tonton
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IDE‘s first book,IQ, is the start of a series starring Isaiah Quintabe, the Sherlock Holmes of South Central LA. Read in order, because IDE‘s writing is continuous! In this second volume, IQ tracks down the killer of his brother whilst embroiled in another case with Chinese monsters, Latin gangs, and Vegas loansharks. A loner, he starts to come out of his shell with a dog and possible Watson. Fun, fast, & tricky tools: hot pepper powder grenades!

Tonton Damn autocorrect! It is mobsters、 not monsters。 Apologies to all。 (edited) 11mo
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Dasuse
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I so enjoy mysteries. I particularly like IQ.

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Dwayne_Shugert
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Read the first book of these series IQ...liked it but still no substitute for Sherlock Holmes. Joe Ide is an amazing writer and storyteller. The books are well worth the read...

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avgeyer
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I really like IQ‘s character. This was essentially two stories in one, and I think Ide did a good job connecting and resolving both of them. The next book comes out in October- looking forward to it! 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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avgeyer
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I really enjoyed the first book so I have high hopes for this one!

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riversong153
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Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t get through it this time. I enjoyed the first one but maybe it just wasn‘t the right time for me to read this one?! Idk. Maybe I‘ll try again eventually but I couldn‘t finish this.

AlaMich I just bailed on this too, 80 pages in. I thought the first book was great, but this one felt...sort of all over the place. Not polished, clunky, and there was just too much going on with too many characters. 11mo
riversong153 @AlaMich Right? I‘m glad I wasn‘t alone on this. 11mo
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riversong153
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Two 🦅 one stone!

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QueenJen
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Soooooooooo,
These books should be a TV series. I'd watch that!

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raeintheworld
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Oooooo, the new IQ book was sooooo good! Even better than the first. I listened to it on audio, and the narrator was amazing. For reference, the above is a bird‘s eye view of Long Beach.

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raeintheworld
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I went straight from Marry Poppins to Righteous, which is like going from Care Bears to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, both of which I like, but, man, total 180. Both are great on audio.

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DebinHawaii
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And it's Wednesday & my first coffeeshop avocado toast with spicy garlic aioli in a month! 🎉🥑🍞☕️A bit heavy on the drizzle but delicious nonetheless.😋Working on catching up with some projects today but first, starting this e-book with a couple of chapters over breakfast.📚

LeahBergen Yay! Enjoy. 😘 2y
Zelma Yay, a good day for you! 2y
mrp27 Yay!! 2y
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tammysue Looks delish! Enjoy! ☺️ 2y
TNbookworm Awesome! 2y
Bookzombie Yay! Hope you had a great day! 2y
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen @Zelma @mrp27 @whatshesreadingnow @TNbookworm @Bookzombie Thanks everyone. It was good to be back enjoying my favorite place & toast! 😋🥑🍞☕️💚 2y
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Lauren.Archer
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Hopefully this will be better than the last book I just bailed on.

MayJasper Good luck for a better read 2y
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Lisaw13
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Pickpick

As enjoyable as the first. Took me a bit longer to get into this one, but worth it.

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DebinHawaii
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#FierceFeb #ToBeYoungGiftedandBlack Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) is young, gifted and black & now uses his Sherlock Holmes-like talents to solve crimes in his South Central neighborhood. I really enjoyed IQ last year so I was very happy that the second book in the series is on sale today for Kindle for $2.99. 🎉📚👍

batsy I really want to read this 👍 2y
Cinfhen I almost bought this deal yesterday! 2y
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avgeyer
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🚨🚨🚨🚨 awesome kindle deal today! The first book was soooo good, excited for this one!

WanderingBookaneer This one is good too! 2y
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Lisaw13
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I'll have to remember this quote in the future 😝

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HardcoverHearts
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I was hand sold the previous book in this series (this is the 2nd). I‘m a sucker for a retelling story. This is an adaptation of the Sherlock set up, but set in East Long Beach, LA, with a street smart man character Isaiah, nicknamed IQ. He is a part of/distanced from, his community but solves their problems & protects. It‘s gritty, with great characters and heart. The audio was available from the library and narrator is fantastic. 👌🏻❤️

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bookishdawg
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Joe Ide cannot write fast enough... love this gripping series so far.

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Guildedearlobe
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Finished Altered Carbon, a bit underwhelmed but I understand why so many people liked it. By the end I didn‘t care much about the mystery but the action and setting were pretty cool. Moving on to Audiobook 6 of 2018. Loved the first book in this series and so far enjoying this one.!

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Susan
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I have to take a break from Lonesome Dove for for IQ‘s return. (Library book) I wish I was a speedy reader.

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WanderingBookaneer
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rachelm This is such a cool series 2y
BookNAround I gave my oldest the first one in the series for Christmas. Hope he actually reads it! 2y
Knightingale Loved that series. And the narrator totally nailed it. 2y
WanderingBookaneer @BookNAround : It‘s so good, I hope he does! 2y
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Mysterytome
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Fantastic second book. Start with IQ

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RowReads1
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I gave several books as gifts this year. Here's mum's. 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

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Nebklvr
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This book starts with an extremely implausible situation and goes wildly off kilter from there. IQ is back. He and Dodson manage to piss off two different American gangs and the Triads and still go home safe and secure in the end....I enjoyed revisiting these characters, the story line could have used some tightening up.

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MarticaMustRead
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🎧🔍📖🕵🏽🔎☕ #Audiobook #BooksNCoffee #LibrarianLife #DiverseReads #Mystery

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Finshed this wonderful listen in just 2 days!
An excellent 2nd installment to this original modern day mystery series.

The diversity, humor & crackling witty dialogue of Ide's refreshing cast of characters is just wonderful!

Here's hoping there'll be many more installments to come!

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cplaczek
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Love this "out of the box" detective series. Joe Ide has some amazing characters in this series. Can't wait for more!

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rachelm
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Loved this second book in the IQ Series. You know what's hard to pull off well? Tons of POVs in a mystery/thriller. Know who does it well? Joe Ide.

Two major mysteries here: one very personal and one involving an international gang. Both lead to danger.

Can't wait to see where this writer goes next.

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rachelm
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Just starting this-- book two in an awesome contemporary take on Sherlock. Love this series so far and trying this one as an audiobook.

rachelm Here's book 1: 2y
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Bookquilter
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#sundayreading Also check out Joe Ide NPR interview from November 10 if you get a chance

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outis
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Great sequel with lots of character growth & development and plenty of opportunities for the future. Recommended, but only after reading IQ first.

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FountainBookstore
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Sensational follow up to IQ. Building on his already strong set of characters, Ide explores themes of violence, revenge, loneliness, love, family, privilege, and pride. Paced like a thriller, Righteous is a class above its competition. The issues and relationships are complex. There are no easy answers. Even most of the villains have back stories rich in detail. Highly recommended. Can't wait for more!

Cinfhen Great review 2y
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SarahSaysRead
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Good sequel, possibly even better than the first and it has a good set up to a third book.

#mystery #IQ #netgalley #sherlockfromthehood

Alfoster Good to know! Just finished IQ!😍 2y
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FountainBookstore
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So far, this book really kicks ass. Listening to the audio. I am a huge fan of this new author. Check him out. IQ available in paperback.

FountainBookstore Just so you can look up posts on his first. 👀 Here's a link. 2y
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MarticaMustRead
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📚📚🤓⏳....🙊 #TBR #LibraryHaul #BookHaul #Readathon #Deweys24HrReadathon #ForTheLoveOfBooks #WitchyRead

I mean, I AM at the library afterall....so why not puck up some more books while I'm here, right?😏

Plus, there was no way I was passing up the next IQ mystery! Snatched this baby up off the 'New Books' display along with Paper Girls Vol 3. which I'll just make my next #Readathon read.

Happy readying all!🤓

Nebklvr Ahhh!!!! You have the new IQ!!! 2y
MarticaMustRead Yes I do!! I couldn't believe there was a copy just sitting there in the 'New'section, almost as if it had been waiting just for me to come & snatch it up! I couldn't grab it fast enough, lol. @Nebklvr 2y
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Buddys_Momma
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Yaaaaasssssss!!!!!!👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

EllieDottie I read IQ and I'm excited for this one!! 2y
MarticaMustRead 😮... lucky!!!! 2y
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Matilda
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Orange you glad it's day two of #riotgrams ?! (Sorry not sorry 🎃)
Orange covers

Jabberwocky Pretty!! 2y
RealBooks4ever Orange you ready for Halloween! 😆💜👻🎃 2y
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Matilda
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Almost done and loving it. Sept and October have some fantastic mystery releases!

DGRachel I still need to read 2y
rachelm Loved IQ! Can't wait to grab this! 2y
Matilda @rachelm it's one of the best mysteries released this year. Really enjoyed it. 2y
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PJPeski
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On the insidious appeal of hate

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Matilda
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Excellent #bookmail !

vivastory Nice! 👍 2y
Buddys_Momma Loved the first book--can't wait to hear what you think about this one!!! 2y
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