The Derek Strange TrilogyBook - 2005
RIGHT AS RAIN - Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are ex-cops turned private detectives in Washington DC, hired to investigate the death of an off-duty black policeman at the hands of a white officer. Caught between a corrupt police force and the flourishing drug trade, they find themselves up against some of the most implacable, dead-eyed killers ever to grace the pages of a novel.
HELL TO PAY - A bent cop and a missing teenage hooker mean business as usual for Strange and Quinn. But the murky streets of downtown DC have darker secrets in store. Lorenze Wilder has made an enemy of one of the hardest criminals around and he will be made to pay. When the reckoning comes, Lorenze isn't the only victim, and the jaded partners become unlikely avenging angels for a soul they thought they'd saved.
SOUL CIRCUS - Strange and Quinn are asked to trace a missing woman. But in the Washington underworld, nothing is that simple. Their efforts lead to a young mother being brutally murdered - a devastating discovery that causes the partners to question their morality. Yet at the same time they must continue the search for another missing girl, a teenage runaway who shows up in a porn video. And who hasn't been seen since.