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  • Published: 15 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781594746741
  • Imprint: Quirk Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $24.99
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The Last Policeman


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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 Policemanpresents 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 Policemanoffers 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? What is life worth? What would any of usdo, what would wereallydo, if our days were numbered?

  • Pub date: 15 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781594746741
  • Imprint: Quirk Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Ben H. Winters

Ben H. Winters is the author of nine novels, including most recently the New York Times bestselling Underground Airlines. His novel Countdown City was an NPR Best Book of 2013 and the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished Science Fiction, and The Last Policeman was the recipient of the 2012 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America; it was also named one of the Best Booksof 2012 by Amazon.com and Slate.

Ben also writes books for children and his journalism has appeared in The Chicago Reader, The Nation, In These Times, USA Today and Huffington Post. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and their three children.

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