Righteous

Righteous

Large Print - 2017
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Ten years ago, when Isaiah Quintabe was just a boy, his beloved brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The unsolved crime has gnawed at his gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. The search for the killer sent him plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Now, Isaiah has a flourishing career, a new dog, and a near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown of East Long Beach, but a chance encounter reopens a wound that never fully healed. He has to begin the hunt again - or lose his mind. A case takes him and his skeptical don't-call-me-a-sidekick partner, Dodson, to Vegas, where Chinese gangsers and a terrifying seven-foot loan shark are stalking a beautiful DJ and her deadbeat boyfriend. If Isaiah doesn't find the couple first, they'll be murdered. Awaiting the outcome is the love of IQ's life: fail, and he'll lose her. Isaiah's quest is fraught with treachery, menace, and startling twists, leading him to the mastermind behind his brother's death, Isaiah's own Moriarty. Rich with action, suspense, and ingenius surprises, Righteous confirms Joe Ide as one of crime fiction's most exciting new voices.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432845414
1432845411
Characteristics: 485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print (16 pt.),rda

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ArapahoeAnnaL Aug 22, 2018

Compelling characters from the tough side of town. The writing, like one of the characters, is "sure and soulful."

This series is getting great reviews including Janet Maslin (The New York Times) "Aggressively entertaining plotting is paired with the kind of dialogue for which readers love Don Winslow. ...a Los Angeles classic right from the start."

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DavidSpencer99
Mar 23, 2018

I really liked his first IQ book, and I found this one entertaining as well. The chronology was unnecessarily choppy, jumping around in the IQ story for no apparent reason. But the character development is particularly interesting. Will Isaiah find a worthy paramour in the girl from the wrecking yard? Will he and Dodson find a way to work together? I guess we'll find out in book three.

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cml1
Mar 10, 2018

Ok, but not outstanding. I had the feeling reading it I'd heard this story before and didn't get anything new out of it. The main character was one of the strong points, but overall the writing style was pretty blah.

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Dreamstime
Dec 07, 2017

I *really* wanted to like this story. I like the character a lot, but the story is much too fragmented spinning off into different plot elements that I found distracting.

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