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Right as rain: a novel

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Derek Strange is a black ex-cop in Washington D.C. who now makes a living running his own private detective agency. He is hired to investigate the killing of an off-duty black policeman by a white police officer -- a killing that was supposedly accidental, but that has opened difficult questions about racism on the force. In the course of that investigation the white officer, Terry Quinn, becomes Strange's friend and then his partner. Together they try to uncover what really happened that night, when Quinn came upon a confusing and treacherous crime scene. Along the way they confront the kingpins of a flourishing drug trade and some of the most implacable, dead-eyed killers ever to grace the pages of a novel.

Right as Rain is another brilliant work by one of the new masters of crime fiction. Like all of George Pelecanos's novels, it will get extravagant reviews and the praise of his fellow writers. But with its contemporary setting and streamlined, faster-than-ever plotting, it will also bring him to the attention of a larger-than-ever mainstream readership.

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"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.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Police corruption -- Fiction, Private investigators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction, Racism -- Fiction, Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
title_display Right as rain : a novel
title_full Right as Rain Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series, Book 1, Right as rain : a novel / by George P. Pelecanos
title_short Right as rain :
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topic_facet African Americans, Fiction, Mystery, Police corruption, Private investigators, Racism