The Last PolicemanBook - 2012
Whats the point in solving murders if were all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. Theres 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 jobbut not Hank Palace. Hes investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every weekexcept this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares. The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palaces investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, were 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?
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, c2012.
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY WIN
Characteristics: 316 p. ; 21 cm.