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 for winning 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

Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (gibsons@totalnetnh.net) to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you.  

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?

Countdown City cover art

 

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$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781594746260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books, 7/2013

The Last Policeman (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781594746741
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Published: Quirk Books, 5/2013

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 7 PM, join us for a very special book club as New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian leads the Gibson's Book Club discussion of his novel The Sandcastle Girls! Fear not, you need not have read this novel to join in the discussion, or enjoy Chris's presentation on his research in to the Armenian Genocide. Chris will be happy to take questions on all of his novels! All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged.

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A wealth of events for booklovers! April 22, 2014

Chris Bohjalian A rare local appearance by Chris Bohjalian!
Wed., May 7, at 7 PM
When Chris learned that our in-store book group had chosen his novel The Sandcastle Girls for May, he required little convincing to agree to come talk about it. Armenian history is very important to him. You don't have to have read the novel to attend. Come hear Chris talk about this important topic, and about his many other novels as well. Open to all fans of Chris Bohjalian and students of history!
Chris Bohjalian's excellent new novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, will be on our shelves on July 8. Reserve your copy today!

 
Fighting Chance New this week!
Now on our front tables: the paperback edition (finally!) of Gone Girl. The new book by Senator Elizabeth Warren, A Fighting Chance (pictured above). A new literary romp from Christopher Moore, The Serpent of Venice. And many more!
 
Stronger Meet Jeff Bauman!
Jeff will be at the Concord Public Library on Thurs., May 1, at 7 PM, to talk about the 2013 Boston Marathon and the inspirational story of his recovery. We will be there selling copies of his book, Stronger, which he will also sign for you.
Dan Chiasson Mark Your Calendars!
One of  America's most interesting poets and essayists, Dan Chiasson, joins us at the bookstore on Thurs., April 24, at 7 PM, to read and sign his new collection of verse, Bicentennial. Dan's work appears often in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.


 
Linda Greenlaw Mark Your Calendars!
Linda Greenlaw, the swordfish boat captain who first came to fame in The Perfect Storm, and who has written many fabulous memoirs and novels about life at sea, now faces her greatest battle with nature—a newly adopted teenage daughter. Meet Linda on Monday, April 28, at 7 PM, here in the bookstore.

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