Right as Rain

Right as Rain

eBook - 2008
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WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER

"Those in the know read Pelecanos." - Michael Connelly, #1 bestselling author of the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series


Derek Strange is black and successful. Terry Quinn is white and barely holding on. Now Strange has been hired to investigate a police shooting in which Quinn played a major role. For Strange, a savvy and careful man, the investigation goes against his style and instinct. For Terry Quinn, Strange's questions are a chance to absolve his conscience and shake out a little truth. But in a city that lives in the shadow of a nation's dream, neither man can foresee the dirty little war that will break out around them...or how deadly being right can be.

The crime novels of George Pelecanos are unrivaled for their authenticity, edginess, and humanity. With Washington, D.C.-the city, not the capital-as his backdrop, Pelecanos explores a violent landscape of drugs and danger, loyalty and love.


Baker & Taylor
Ex-cop Derek Strange is hired by the mother of a slain police officer to investigate the killing and quickly stumbles across the guilty feelings of another cop involved in the incident. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Book Group, 2008
Edition: 1st eBook ed
ISBN: 9780446549295
0446549290
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK

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doctorpatt
Jan 12, 2014

a delight--terse, well-written with a subtext of local history and race relations in the Balto-DC area that is quite accurate. The characters are so real, they seem like well-worn shoes, both comfortable and useful. I'd read it again in a heartbeat. Pelecanos is an American master, aside from his work on Treme and The Wire...

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uncommonreader
Sep 09, 2012

This mystery from a writer for "The Wire" reads more like a screenplay than a novel. The street scene seems authentic and the author's opinions are OK, but the descriptions are too padded for a novel and the plot is somewhat predictable.

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