Right as Rain

Right as Rain

A Novel

Book - 2011
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At a mother's request, Derek Strange investigates the killing of one police officer by another in the D.C. underworld, where police officers and criminals operate by their own secret laws, and where human life is sometimes of less consequence than cash, drugs, and other forms of currency."--Jacket.
Publisher: Boston : Back Bay, c2011.
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780316099295
0316099295
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Pelecano George 02/2011
Characteristics: 332, [12] p. ;,21 cm.

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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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