Countdown City by Ben H. Winters audiobook

Countdown City

By Ben H. Winters
Read by Peter Berkrot

Brilliance Audio

The Last Policeman Series: Book 2

8.29 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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“Extraordinary—as well as brilliant, surprising, and, considering the circumstances, oddly uplifting.” —Mystery Scene Magazine on The Last PolicemanThere 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?

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Summary

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Winner of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award

A 2013 NPR Best Book

Selected for the August 2013 Indie Next List

“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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Winters has written another complex mystery with plenty of possible motives, suspicious characters, and rich details of a society slowly coming apart…Anyone who enjoyed Winters's previous novel will like this outing, as will other readers interested in a good mystery in an innovative setting.” Library Journal
“As with the first Hank Palace novel (this is volume 2 of a projected trilogy), the mystery element is strong, and the strange, preapocalyptic world is highly imaginative and also very plausible—it’s easy to think that the impending end of the world might feel very much like this. Genre mash-up master Winters is at it again.” Booklist
“Winters’s work shines.” Locus

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English