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eBook Right as Rain (Derek Strange/Terry Quinn) epub
  • ISBN: 0446610798
  • Author: George Pelecanos
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; English Language edition (February 1, 2002)
  • ePUB size: 1574 kb
  • FB2 size 1205 kb
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Right as Rain (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series Book 1) and millions of other books . Although I did like that Pelecanos had them leave DC for the country a bit. Both men emerge from the story changed men to some degree.

Although I did like that Pelecanos had them leave DC for the country a bit.

Right as Rain kicks off the Derek Strange series. Strange, a sixty-ish black PI, is a pretty smooth character, a former cop who is fond of westerns. Terry Quinn is a white disgraced former cop who works in a used book and record store

Right as Rain kicks off the Derek Strange series. Terry Quinn is a white disgraced former cop who works in a used book and record store. Pelecanos uses their contrasting characteristics to explore race relations in Washington DC while they tackle the case of Chris Wilson, the off-duty cop Quinn killed. Sound like Lethal Weapon? It's not, although Strange and Quinn poke fun at the Gibson and Glover action comedy a couple times. Strange and Quinn are both very well developed characters.

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George Pelecanos Right as Rain The first book in the Derek Strange and Terry Quinn series, 2001 For Emily 1 What Derek Strange was worried about, looking at Jimmy Simmons sitting there, spilling over a chair on the other side of his desk, was that Simmons was going to pick some of Strange's personal shit up off the desktop in front of him and start winging it across the room. Either that or get to bawling like a damn baby. Читать онлайн Right as Rain. The first book in the Derek Strange and Terry Quinn series, 2001. George Pelecanos has written so many wonderful books that paint a visual picture of life in . especially the ones written of days past in . Terry Quinn is a white disgraced former cop who works in a A white cop kills an off-duty black cop and the black cop's mother hires Derek Strange to get to the bottom of things. Quartet and the 'Nick Stefanos' books being among his finest,it's really surprising that I waited so long to start at. Either that or get to bawling like a damn baby

Right as Rain is a 2001 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on private investigator Derek Strange and his new partner Terry Quinn.

Right as Rain is a 2001 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is the first novel to involve the characters and is followed by Hell to Pay (2002), Soul Circus (2003) and Hard Revolution (2004). The novel follows private investigator Derek Strange as he works on several cases in Washington DC. Strange's main case is to investigate the death of Chris Wilson.

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are ex cops turned private detectives in Washington, D.

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are ex cops turned private detectives in Washington, DC. Hired to investigate the death of an off duty black police officer at the hands of a white policeman, Strange and Quinn are faced with the institutionalised racism of the nation’s most poorly trained and dangerous police force. In Right As Rain George Pelecanos introduces a memorable new pair of characters into the grittily real Washington DC landscape which has led to him being acclaimed as ‘A great writer’ (The Times) who ‘deserves to be listed among the best’ (Observer).

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are ex-cops turned . George Pelecanos was born in Washington, .

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are ex-cops turned private detectives in Washington, DC. Hired to investigate the death of an off-duty black police officer at the hands of a white policeman, Strange and Quinn are faced with the institutionalised racism of the nation's most poorly trained and dangerous police force. Right as Rain is the first novel in a series of four novels by George Pelacanos about Washington, . detectives Derek Strange and Terry Quinn. He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman's shoe salesman before publishing his first novel in 1992. Hired to investigate the death of an off duty black police officer at the hands of a white policeman, Strange and Quinn are faced with the institutionalised racism of the nation's most poorly trained and dangerous police force. In Right As Rain George Pelecanos introduces a memorable new pair of characters into the grittily real Washington DC landscape which has led to him being acclaimed as 'A great writer' (The Times) who 'deserves to be listed among the best' (Observer). Читать книгу Скачать книгу Отзывы о книге (0). Shame the Devil.

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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.
Comments: (7)
Taulkree
A white cop kills an off-duty black cop and the black cop's mother hires Derek Strange to get to the bottom of things. Strange stumbles into a world of drug dealers and dirty cops, and the only man who can help him is Terry Quinn, the white cop who shot the son of the woman who hired him...

Right as Rain kicks off the Derek Strange series. Strange, a sixty-ish black PI, is a pretty smooth character, a former cop who is fond of westerns. Terry Quinn is a white disgraced former cop who works in a used book and record store. Pelecanos uses their contrasting characteristics to explore race relations in Washington DC while they tackle the case of Chris Wilson, the off-duty cop Quinn killed.

Sound like Lethal Weapon? It's not, although Strange and Quinn poke fun at the Gibson and Glover action comedy a couple times. Strange and Quinn are both very well developed characters. Quinn's an intense guy and isn't sure if he shot Wilson because he was brandishing a gun or because he was black. Further complicating Quinn's feelings on race are Juana, his half-black, half-Puerto Rican girlfriend. Strange has been in a casual relationship with his secretary for years but won't commit despite feeling fatherly toward her son Lionel.

The friendship between Strange and Quinn grows naturally, first over westerns and boxing, and seemed pretty believable to me. I found myself caring about their relationships with their women and with each other more than the eventual gunplay I knew was coming.

The villains of the piece, the drug dealers, aren't as developed as I would have liked but the story is more about the interactions between Strange and Quinn anyway. Although I did like that Pelecanos had them leave DC for the country a bit. Both men emerge from the story changed men to some degree. Strange's case turns out well and Quinn learns a few things about himself.
xander
This was my first Pelecanos novel and I had high expectations because I really enjoyed The Wire. The story itself is standard crime novel type stuff containing few real surprises and quite a few dumb scenarios. But the really disappointing thing was the lack of realistic dialogue. I don't think there was a single exchange among characters that didn't seem uncomfortably forced. That really surprised me because dialogue is the strength of The Wire. Many of the conversations revolved around racial topics and came across as preachy to me. Endless musical references that added nothing to the story and google-map like directions that described character movement through D.C. were also disappointing elements. If you want gritty crime novels with excellent dialogue try James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, or Charles Willeford!
Beazekelv
It is so hard to find a good storyteller who has control over his craft as well as a good story to tell. George Pelecanos is one of those guys especially with these two characters of Strange and Tuh-ree or Terry :).
This is the first book for these two characters but at the same time you can see he has left bread crumbs to build on for a series. Strange an older black guy and Terry a white disgraced cop is an odd pair and the relation is build in a slow tempo without rushing into it. In spite of the differences the biases and prejudices which we all have they are not hidden or glossed over.
It is a well written book and the ends on a believable note.
The language and flow of the story is very calm without lot of jerks or rush to end it which happens to many a good writers. This book is just as right as rain....enjoy
Hrguig
Spotted this novel in paperback at the airport one day, some years ago, and was instantly hooked. Pelecanos has a great way of describing the atmosphere and vibe of Washington DC and the surrounding area. His characters are real. They live lives that are real, with all the attendant problems and mistakes. There are no easy solutions to his stories and they usually involve a character making a decision to risk everything dear to him in order to do the right thing. I enjoy the way the music choices of the characters serve so well to describe not just their melodic proclivities, but also to add insight into what is meaningful to them. This is a simple story, simply told and wonderfully executed. Everyone is, by now, familiar with Pelecanos's writing credits in print and on TV. This is an indicator of what he was doing before that fame made him much better known
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