The Last Policeman
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
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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. What's the point in solving murders if we re all going to die soon, anyway? 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? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?
About the AuthorBen H. Winters is an author and educator who has written plays and musicals for children and adults, as well as several books in the bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Guide series. He is also the author of The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, Bedbugs, and the parody novels Android Karenina and the bestselling Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. He lives in Indianapolis.
A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot held feature roles in "Caddyshack" and Showtime's "Brotherhood". He has recorded over 170 audiobooks, over 100 for children; has been nominated for an Audie Award; and has received a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and starred reviews.