The crime novels of George P. 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. In RIGHT AS RAIN he introduces two new characters, both former cops: one who walked away from the job with his pride and a life—and another who didn't.
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.