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. As the two private detectives confront the degradation of the city's flourishing drug trade, they find themselves up against some of the most implacable, dead-eyed killers ever to grace the pages of a novel. In RIGHT AS RAIN George Pelecanos introduces a memorable pair of characters into the grittily real Washington DC landscape which has led to him being acclaimed as 'a great writer' THE TIMES
Reissued in the terrific new cover style alongside SOUL CIRCUS - new in paperback His new hardback, HARD REVOLUTION, will also be available in Orion trade George Pelecanos was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 'A tense, exciting, cleverly plotted thriller ... With every book he gets better and better' DAILY EXPRESS 'Readers getting in at the start of this new series will be amply rewarded' SPECTATOR 'This is an evocative, intelligently written novel, and Pelecanos - master of the knowing urban thriller - never takes his finger off the throttle for a second' TIME OUT 'Classic Pelecanos, a fie
Shortlisted for Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction 2001.
George Pelecanos lives in Washington DC with his wife and children. He also manages Circle Films, an independent production company responsible for such films as the Coen Brothers' Raising Arizona.