|Plot Summary 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."
Mark, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Right as Rain|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- wrongly convicted clearing his name
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- drug dealers
- private investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- almost none
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- Drug kingpins
- Washington D.C.
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
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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