Countdown City (MP3 CD)

By Ben H. Winters, Peter Berkrot (Performed by)

Brilliance Audio, 9781469226279

Publication Date: July 16, 2013

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August 2013 Indie Next List

“The second book in The Last Policeman trilogy, Countdown City turns darker as the destruction of the world gets closer. Life has come to a halt as everyone prepares for the last days and vital services such as electricity and water are no longer available. Hank Palace is an out of work policeman who continues to believe that helping people is part of who he is, so when an old friend asks for his help in locating her missing husband, he agrees, knowing that many have gone missing and his search may be meaningless. Even he is stumped when asked why he continues to look, saying only that he was asked to. As sides are drawn in preparation for the coming battles over resources and survival, Hank follows the clues and finds his quarry with surprising results. He is helped along the way by his rebel sister who maybe on to a way to save the world. Part conventional mystery and part extistential problem - what would you do if you knew exactly when the end of the world was coming - this book entertains and elicits thought. Start with the first - The Last Policeman, continue with the Countdown City and hold your breath waiting for the last in the series.”
— Ann Carlson, Harborwalk Books, Georgetown, SC
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Extraordinary as well as brilliant, surprising, and, considering the circumstances, oddly uplifting. "Mystery Scene Magazine" on "The Last Policeman"

There are just 77 days to go before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Hank Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband.

Brett Cavatone disappeared without a trace an easy feat in a world with no phones, no cars, and no way to tell whether someone's gone bucket list or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank pieces together what few clues he can, on a search that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal landscape where anti-immigrant militia fend off impact zone refugees.

The second novel in the Last Policeman trilogy, "Countdown City" presents a fascinating mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse and once again, Hank Palace confronts questions way 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?