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Countdown City

Ben H. Winters

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QUIRK BOOKS
01 November 2013
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Philip K Dick Award
Set three months before the deadly asteroid 2011GV1 is due to hit Earth, this Last Policeman sequel chronicles the further adventures of Hank Palace. The Concord Police Department is now operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, and Hank is out of a job - until he's hired by a business tycoon to help find the man's estranged son. Hank's search leads him to a visibly collapsing East Coast landscape where anti-immigrant militia patrol the shores, fending off droves of people fleeing the impact zone of the asteroid. And it isn't long before Hank's missing-person case turns into a murder investigation. But the Last Policeman sequel asks questions well beyond whodunit. What do we as human beings owe to one another? And what does it mean to be civilized when civilization is collapsing all around you?
By:   Ben H. Winters
Imprint:   QUIRK BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 201mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   301g
ISBN:   9781594746260
ISBN 10:   1594746265
Series:   Last Policeman
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 November 2013
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ben H. Winters is a New York Times-bestselling author and an Edgar Award nominee. His novels include Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Quirk 2009; 10+ weeks on the NYT Best Seller List), the Edgar-Award nominated YA novel The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman (HarperCollins 2009), and Bedbugs (Quirk 2011), which was hailed by Vanity Fair as a diabolical tale of paranoia. Ben lives in Cambridge with his wife and three children.

Reviews for Countdown City

. .. Winters's work shines. -- Locus <br> <br> Don't miss this series! -- Sci Fi magazine<br> <br> As with the first Hank Palace novel (this is volume 2 of a projected trilogy), the mystery element is strong, and the strange, preapocalyptic world is highly imaginative and also very plausible--it's easy to think that the impending end of the world might feel very much like this. Genre mash-up master Winters is at it again. -- Booklist


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