The Last Policeman

A Novel

Paperback, 336 pages

Published May 13, 2013 by Quirk Books.

ISBN:
9781594746741

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4 stars (12 reviews)

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? …

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Pre-apocalyptic fiction

5 stars

This is a new genre on me, lol, but one I like. It raises all kinds of philosophical questions while being a damn good mystery/police procedural. Has me thinking all the time and journaling on the themes. What would I do if I knew? How would I act?

Went straight from this one into the 2nd book in the series. Not even a bathroom break in between, lol! It's that good. Highly recommend.

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