Book of the Week #31

Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2013).

The second book in the Last Policeman series, this is a mystery set in Concord, NH on the brink of apocalypse.  Ben Winters will be at Gibson's on Thursday, August 1, 2013 starting at 7pm to talk about this latest novel.
"There are just 74 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." --Publisher's blurb

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