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Countdown City (The Last Policeman #2) by Ben Winters

COuntdown City cover artThe asteroid is coming. It’s getting closer. Only a few more months before it hits. Humanity is changing…

You know the end of the world disaster stories where everyone is living normally one day but then the next it’s a race to survive… Or the post-apocalyptic stories where the race to survive moment is over and communities and laws have already formed and a new normal becomes the way of life… well, this book tells a completely different story.

It’s not a race to survive. There is no rebuilding or planning for the future – everyone knows they will more than likely die when the asteroid hits – or soon after. There is no hope, for most.

Former Detective Hank Palace stays sane by creating his own hope. Even though he was fired from the police department – times have changed, nobody needs a detective any more – he decides to take on a missing person case. His old babysitter is frantically trying to find her husband who she claims just disappeared one day. He tries to convince her that he probably went bucket list along with thousands of other people, but she insists that’s not true. The further he investigates, the more he believes her and starts looking in earnest.

This is a great story that shows strength of character and perseverance even though most of humanity has lost hope. I give Countdown City by Ben Winters 5 out of 5 stars.

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

The Last Policeman cover art I read and reviewed The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters last summer. I’m happy to share some good news, it has been nominated for an Edgar Award – Best Paperback Original.
Congratulations Ben H. Winters and Quirk!
If you haven’t read it yet, here’s your chance! It’s only $2.99 this month for all e-readers. Now I have the paperback and the ebook. I am a happy person!

The Last Policeman by Ben Winters

It really made my day when I heard that I was going to get an advance copy of The Last Policeman by Ben Winters from Quirkbooks.

Ben Winters takes the question, “What would you do if you knew the world was going to end soon?” and created a true-to-life story that included humor, suspense, and believable drama.  Ben did a great job at capturing the various emotions that people would go through during this world-ending situation.

There is a huge asteroid nearing earth and as the probability of it hitting the earth goes up, the behavior of everyone changes. Hank, a policeman, decides he is going to handle it by going to work. When a body was found in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant, Hank is not convinced that the body was a victim of suicide. He starts a murder investigation that seems fruitless in the eyes of almost everyone he encounters. All the evidence points towards suicide; is he wasting his time?

Was it murder or was it suicide?

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next one to come out!