Countdown City

The Last Policeman Book II

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Pub Date 16 Jul 2013 | Archive Date 23 Jul 2013

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“A genre-defying blend of crime writing and science fiction.”—Alexandra Alter, The New York Times

Detective Hank Palace returns in the second in the speculative mystery trilogy set on the brink of the apocalypse.

 
There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over...until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband.
 
Brett Cavatone disappeared without a trace—an easy feat in a world with no phones, no cars, and no way to tell whether someone’s gone “bucket list” or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank pieces together what few clues he can, on a search that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal landscape where anti-immigrant militia fend off “impact zone” refugees.
 
Countdown City presents another fascinating mystery set on brink of an apocalypse--and once again, Hank Palace confronts questions way beyond "whodunit." What do we as human beings owe to one another? And what does it mean to be civilized when civilization is collapsing all around you?
“A genre-defying blend of crime writing and science fiction.”—Alexandra Alter, The New York Times

Detective Hank Palace returns in the second in the speculative mystery trilogy set on the brink of the...

Advance Praise

Praise for The Last Policeman:

"Ben Winters vividly describes the decline of civilization in this pre-apocalyptic story, and spins a wonderful tale... This engrossing story is the first in a planned trilogy. It is a well-written mystery that will have readers eagerly awaiting the second installment." — NY Journal of Books

"A promising kickoff to a planned trilogy. For Winters, the beauty is in the details rather than the plot's grim main thrust."— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review.
Praise for The Last Policeman:

"Ben Winters vividly describes the decline of civilization in this pre-apocalyptic story, and spins a wonderful tale... This engrossing story is the first in a planned...

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