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Right as Rain Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Right as Rain

A colored cop in civil clothes, Christopher Wilson was shot on the street in a confusing situation by a white collegue. Wilson's mom contacts private investigator Derek Strange to clear his son's name when the record shows that Wilsons was drunk and disorderly.

Terry Quinn, the cop who shot Wilson, has left the job and is now working in a bookstore. He wonders why Wilson pointed a gun at a innocent civillian. Why didn't he identify himself when Quinn and his partner arrived? Strange has to dig into D.C.'s underground of drug dealers and corruption to clear the dead cop.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   wrongly convicted clearing his name General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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