Ben H. Winters, 'Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II'
08/01/2013 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 1st, 2013, 7 p.m.
The Last Policeman made quite a splash last year, impressing critics and readers and getting nominated forwinning an Edgar Award. A pre-apocalyptic police procedural set in our own fair city 6 months before an asteroid is scheduled to impact the Earth, readers followed the investigation of Detective Hank Palace as he gumshoed around Concord, NH trying to solve a murder nobody else cared about as society broke down in panic.
We're thrilled to bring Ben H. Winters to the setting of his New York Times best-selling trilogy, as he presents the further adventures of Detective Palace in Countdown City.
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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.
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?
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