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‘The best thing to happen to mystery writing in a very long time’ NEW YORK TIMES

Isaiah Quintabe’s first love, Grace, has been kidnapped by maniacal hitman Skip Hanson, who is determined to punish Isaiah for sending him to prison.

With Grace’s safety at stake, Isaiah reunites with his old partner, ex-hustler Juanell Dodson, to track down Grace’s whereabouts.

Trouble comes in the shape of Winne Hando, a homicide detective with something to prove. Winnie sees Isaiah’s involvement as a potential embarrassment: an unlicensed PI can’t be seen doing a better job than a police department.

As Winnie and Isaiah compete in their increasingly desperate hunt, Isaiah starts to fear that even if he can bring Grace home alive, things between them will never be the same …


‘Truly feels like an heir to Elmore Leonard’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘An electrifying combination of Holmesian mystery and SoCal grit’ TIME

‘One of the most singular characters in crime fiction’ WASHINGTON POST


Joe Ide is the best new discovery I've come across in a long time. And Isaiah Quintabe is the kind of sleuth not seen on the mystery landscape before.
Michael Connelly
Ide writes with confidence and a sharp wit
Raised in South Central, Joe Ide expands the territory of L.A. noir
Gal Beckerman, New York Times
Truly feels like an heir to Elmore Leonard
Daily Telegraph