In This Rain

In This Rain

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Three years ago, a child’s death blew open a vortex of corruption inside Manhattan’s lucrative construction industry. And it sent one innocent man to jail. Joe Cole is a former city investigator who now lives a broken life, cut off from his wife and daughter, and from the city he once knew so well. But for Joe, everything changes when a woman’s murder and a teenager’s rooftop freefall rip open old wounds—and reveal a shocking layer of rage and deception.

It is Joe’s former partner, beautiful, hard-charging investigator Ann Montgomery, who first sees the lies, forcing Joe out of his self-imposed isolation to help her unravel the cover-ups and secret relationships that allow the powerful to hide their crimes. Soon, the two are entering the darkest corners of their city, delving into the hidden desires of a borough president who wants to be mayor, the motivations of a charismatic community activist, and the machinations of a mayor whose ambitions know no bounds. As the secrets of each player are exposed, as the primal forces of greed, sex, and power come to the surface, Ann and Joe know they must press their search all the way to the end—because the most powerful revelations are yet to come.

From a brilliantly choreographed press conference to a scandalous love affair gone terribly wrong, In This Rain takes us into the heart of a sprawling, brawling city—in a masterpiece of suspense that proves once again the unique and daring genius of S. J. Rozan.

Baker & Taylor
Sent to prison for a crime he did not commit, ex-con Joe Cole, a former Building Department inspector, is estranged from his family until a woman's murder and a young man's death draw him into the city's dark underbelly to expose old secrets.

Blackwell North Amer
Three years ago, a child's death blew open a vortex of corruption inside Manhattan's lucrative construction industry. And it sent one innocent man to jail. Joe Cole is a former city investigator who now lives a broken life, cut off from his wife and daughter, and from the city he once knew so well. But for Joe, everything changes when a woman's murder and a teenager's rooftop freefall rip open old wounds - and reveal a shocking layer of rage and deception.
It is Joe's former partner, beautiful, hard-charging investigator Ann Montgomery, who first sees the lies, forcing Joe out of his self-imposed isolation to help her unravel the cover-ups and secret relationships that allow the powerful to hide their crimes. Soon, the two are entering the darkest corners of their city, delving into the hidden desires of a borough president who wants to be mayor, the motivations of a charismatic community activist, and the machinations of a mayor whose ambitions know no bounds. As the secrets of each player are exposed, as the primal forces of greed, sex, and power come to the surface, Ann and Joe know they must press their search all the way to the end - because the most powerful revelations are yet to come.

Baker
& Taylor

Sent to prison for a crime he did not commit after falling victim to a web of corruption undermining Manhattan's lucrative construction industry, ex-con Joe Cole, a former Building Department inspector, is estranged from his family and everything he loves, until a woman's murder and a young man's death draw him and his former partner into the city's dark underbelly to expose old secrets. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780385338042
038533804X
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROZAN
Characteristics: 387 p.

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Oct 26, 2011

This is one of those books where you have to stick with it to get the reward. It starts with each chapter telling a part of the story from a different character's point of view. It's a complex & densely populated plot, so much so, that it takes a long time to see a bigger picture emerge. Initially, it's like a bunch of vaguely related short stories. But if you stick with it, slowly the relationships between all these characters & storylines begins to appear & it picks up speed to become a true thriller. For me, it was the character of Joe that kept me turning pages as he's a sympathetic anti-hero & I wanted to know what happened to him. So hang in there, the last third of this book makes it worthwhile.

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