Right As Rain (Paperback)

A Derek Strange Novel

By George P. Pelecanos

Back Bay Books, 9780316099295, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market Paperback (2/1/2002)

List Price: 15.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

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.


About the Author

George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, including The Cut, What It Was, The Way Home, The Turnaround, and The Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer for The Wire and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives in Maryland.


Praise For Right As Rain: A Derek Strange Novel

"Glistens with the grit of D.C.'s mean streets."
USA Today


"Slangy, hip...one of the very best young mystery writers...Pelecanos is the spikiest, stylewise, and probably the most menacing."
Esquire

"One of the best."
Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of the Coughlin series