The Last Policeman (MP3 CD)

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If the world was going to end in 6 months what would you do? Would you
travel the world, track down old friends, go on a bender? That's the
question facing Detective Frank Palace and he's decided to go to work.
The Last Policeman, is a fantastic detective mystery set at the end of
the world; it's not "if" but "when,"as an asteroid powers its way toward
earth. Drug use and suicides have sky rocketed, crops rot in the
fields, and still Detective Palace is working the beat, laboring to
prove that a presumed suicide is something more sinister. As the days
pass, society is unraveling at an ever faster pace. Detective Palace
faces an inevitable question: "Why spend your final days chasing a
killer if the whole world is about to end?" The answer is locked deep in
his past. I absolutely loved this first book of a planned trilogy.
Think Cormac McCarthy meets Michel Connelly and you are on the right
track.

— Matt

July 2012 Indie Next List


“The cliched plot of the end of the world gets a new look in The Last Policeman. With an asteroid on its way to Earth, normal life has already shut down. Faced with certain doom, people decide working is a fool's game and head off to fulfill their 'bucket lists,' except for a very few, including Detective Hank Palace. His only desire is to be a policeman, so he can't help trying to solve crimes even though it's a thankless job. Modern technology is useless with no workers to keep it going, so Hank uses old fashioned footwork and reasoned thinking to find a murderer. If certain doom ever becomes reality, I would include this series in my stack of books to read before the end!”
— Ann Carlson, Harborwalk Books, Georgetown, SC

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What's the point in solving murders if we're all going to die? Detective Hank Palace has asked this question ever since asteroid 2011L47J 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?
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501283833
ISBN-10: 1501283839
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Language: English
Series: Last Policeman
 

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