Right as Rain (Derek Strange & Terry Quinn, Bk 1)
Right as Rain - Derek Strange & Terry Quinn, Bk 1 Author:George P. Pelecanos Derek Strange is an ex-cop who now runs his own private detective agency. The mother of a young police officer killed by another cop hires him to clear up the lingering doubts surrounding her son's death. Although Terry Quinn, the other cop, has been cleared in the official investigation, his guilt torments him. After Strange interviews him,... more » Quinn joins the investigation, even though in part he is investigating himself and whether his own prejudices led him to pull the trigger.
Strange and Quinn seek their answers in the darkest sectors of Washington, D.C., where racism and ruthless capitalism create a lawless world. This is a brilliant and savage thriller by the writer the Washington Post has called a fresh, new, utterly hard-boiled voice« less
Two former DC cops, one black and one white, find themselves collaborating to clear the reputation of another black cop who was shot in mysterious circumstances. Gritty, slangy, unflinching about the drug and prostitution trades and the racial tensions on the streets of our nation's capital.
In "Right As Rain" George Pelecanos introduces a memorable new pair of characters (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn, ex cops turned private detectives) into the grittily real Washington DC landscape which has led to him being acclaimed as 'A great writer' who 'deserves to be listed among the best'.
Whenever you come upon a new author it takes a bit of time to get into his rhythm of writing. This is definitely a new author for me and the story-line is exceptional, the characters compelling and the plot tight. I'll be looking for more from Pelecanos.