The Last Policeman
What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait... show more
What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job—but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every week—except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares. The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palace’s investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re confronted by hard questions way beyond “whodunit.” What basis does civilization rest upon? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?
Publish date: July 10th 2012
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 316
Edition language: English
Series: Last Policeman (#1)
One of the things I love about science fiction, disaster movies, and pre/post-apocalyptic stories is the examination of the inevitable breakdown of society. To see it from a detective’s point of view, during the course of a murder investigation, was something new to me and it made for some damn fine...
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...
You know, I'm usually a little ambivalent every time I see the words 'a novel' on the cover of a book - it's one of those little things where I wonder if publishers and authors realise quite how pretentious it comes across. Dude, I know it's a novel, it has pages and a cover so I didn't think it was...
I can't really explain how much I loved this book, and the rest of the trilogy. Such an awesome plot, but I think the characters and their emotions are what really do it for me. And the writing is so incredibly satisfying... I loved it.My full review is here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People.
"I had to kill her.” “No one has to kill anyone.” “Well, soon...Soon, they will.” This is a book that will make you think, but not so hard that your head hurts. Cleverly plotted and meticulously written, I found myself oddly inspired and highly entertained. And I ate this story up, forgo...