Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Last Policeman

I'm not typically a big fan of mysteries, but Ben H. Winters' The Last Policeman had me glued to the page. The basic premise is that a young policeman, Henry Palace, is investigating what he thinks is a murder - six months before an asteroid will impact the Earth and end life as we know it. There's something here for everyone: it's got mystery, it's got science fiction, it's got dystopian government; it's funny and it's sad and it's very, very human.

I cannot in good conscience tell you much more without spoiling your potential enjoyment of the books. I can say this, though: the first book works well as a stand-alone, but the 2nd and 3rd books do not disappoint and are worth reading. Henry Palace is someone you won't soon forget.

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