There are just 74 days to go before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Hank 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... show more
There are just 74 days to go before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Hank 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. The second novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy, Countdown City presents a 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?
Publish date: July 16th 2013
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Last Policeman (#2)
Solving crimes while the whole world has an existential crisis. Who knew these two things would go so well together? Former Detective Henry Palace is still an interesting character. Though he’s officially retired from the force, being an officer of the law is pretty much all he knows how to do. It...
He's not going to stop talking about his mustache. I admit it, the cover model WITHOUT a mustache had given me hope. It's intrusive because pretty much no one ever notices their own little mannerisms, only other peoples. I don't say anything about it when I touch my face, or put my hair over my shou...
Mr. Winters has a new book out this summer receiving a lot of attention - "Underground Airlines". When I read the review I realized I had not completed his 'The Last Policeman' series. The setup is simple. An asteroid will hit earth in 7 months. There is no stopping it. Hank Palace is a Policeman ...
NOTE: Review of all three books. Recently promoted and rather young, Hank Palace is the only detective still solving cases (officially and unofficially) since asteroid 2011GV1 was discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. These novels present an interesting depiction of the U.S.A before...
“Countdown City” continues on from “The Last Policeman” where we were introduced to Hank Palace, a beat cop hastily promoted to detective, a job he loves and pursues with the obsessional focus of the borderline autistic, but which his lack of insight into people and their motivations makes him ill-e...