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The Last Policeman: A Novel (The Last Policeman Trilogy)

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  • The Last Policeman offers a story we’ve never read before: A police procedural set on the brink of an apocalypse. What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?

    At the heart of The Last Policeman is Detective Hank Palace's determination to do his job, and do it well, even though the world is on the brink of destruction.

  • Not surprisingly, many people in the world of The Last Policeman see it differently. In the face of doom, people are re-imagining their lives, or ending their lives—there have been so many suicides in Palace's hometown of Concord, NH that people call it "Hanger Town."

    What's the point in solving murders if we're all going to die? Detective Hank Palace has asked this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. Several kilometers wide, it's on a collision course with planet Earth, with just six precious months until impact.

    The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. Industry is grinding to a halt. Most people have abandoned their jobs. But not Hank Palace. As our story opens, he's investigating the latest suicide in a city that's full of suicides—only this one feels wrong. This one feels like homicide. And Palace is the only one who cares. What's the point in solving murders if we're all going to die?

    The Last Policeman offers a story we've never read before: A police procedural set on the brink of an apocalypse. What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?

    BEN H. WINTERS is a New York Times best-selling author (Quirk's Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters) and an Edgar Award nominee (for the HarperCollins YA novel The Secret Life of Ms. Finkelman). His most recent novel, Bedbugs (Quirk, 2011), was hailed by Vanity Fair as a "diabolical tale of paranoia." He lives in Indianapolis, IN.

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    Henry Palace thought he had a future, a future to recover from his past. Being a cop was his calling and he felt he could be good at it. But now the world has just learned that an asteroid will hit Earth in just a few months and suddenly, nothing is the same. While many decide to quit their jobs to hit their bucket list or simply give up on life, Henry Palace finds himself a detective, and he is determined to do his job regardless of the circumstances. When he is called to a suicide scene, some details seem to point to a more complicated solution. Palace investigates against the advice of his colleagues and the world that is collapsing around him. Some people, however, think that there is a way to save the world, a plan that the government is trying to hide. Nico, Palace’s tortured sister is a member of a group trying to locate and free a scientist who pretends to know how to reroute the asteroid. Even if the mystery part of the books is rather simple and more of a pretext, Winters succeed in telling a tale of the end of the world that is as sad as it is fascinating. The books in the series are set at three different moments of the countdown to doomsday and give a realistic and complex view of how a civilisation collapses when day to day routines of life are replaced by hopelessness and chaos. The Last Policeman is a series that will stay with me for a long time and has already provided many conversation topics with my family.

    WHY YOU MIGHT WANT THAT (you’re reading my blog, so you probably know who I am, but just in case someone forwarded this to you): I’m the author of eight novels, including the Last Policeman trilogy (which won both an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, and the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished Science Fiction), as well as The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, a novel for kids, and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, a New York Times bestseller. I teach creative writing in the MFA program at Butler University, and I’ve taught novel writing (and mystery writing in particular) through the auspices of Boston’s marvelous . I’ve also done plenty of one-on-one consultation with aspiring/emerging writers, and at least two of my clients have subsequently sold those novels to publishers.

The Last Policeman series by Ben H. Winters

The third novel in the Last Policeman trilogy, World of Trouble presents one final pre-apocalyptic mystery – and Hank Palace confronts questions way beyond whodunit: How far would you go to protect a loved one? And how would you choose to spend your last days on Earth?