By Ben H. Winters
Winner of the 2013 Edgar® Award Winner for top Paperback Original!
What's the purpose in fixing murders if we're all going to die quickly, anyway?
Detective Hank Palace has confronted this question ever in view that asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There's no likelihood left. No desire. simply six invaluable months till impact.
The final Policeman presents a desirable portrait of a pre-apocalyptic usa. The financial system spirals downward whereas vegetation rot within the fields. church buildings and synagogues are packed. humans around the world are jogging off the job--but now not Hank Palace. He's investigating a loss of life via placing in a urban that sees a dozen suicides each week--except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the single cop who cares.
The first in a trilogy, The final Policeman offers a secret set on the point of an apocalypse. As Palace's research performs out lower than the shadow of 2011GV1, we're faced via demanding questions method past "whodunit." What foundation does civilization relaxation upon? what's lifestyles worthy? What may any of us do, what might we really do, if our days have been numbered?
Ebook comprises an excerpt from the predicted moment booklet within the trilogy, Countdown City.
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Henry watched through merciless eyes, fingering the scars on his face, as the French struggled forward. Their heavy mail and plate armor might defeat his archers’ arrows, but those same arrows forced the advancing French to close their helmet visors and keep their heads down lest the same thing happen to them as had happened to Henry and Percy at Shrewsbury. Visibility, as Henry knew from harsh personal experience, was hugely restricted under those circumstances, and just breathing through a visor’s airholes could become a tortuous ordeal, especially for someone fighting his way through knee-deep mud in the hot, sweaty prison of his armor.
Acquisition of less advanced but trainable species provided useful increases in the Empire’s labor force. A labor force which—thanks to the Constitution’s namby-pamby emphasis on members’ internal autonomy—could be kept properly in its place on any planet belonging to the Empire. And a labor force which was building the sinews of war the Empire would require on the day it told the rest of the Hegemony what it could do with all of its demeaning restrictions. That was one reason the Shongairi had been so secretly delighted when the more pacific members of the Council had decided that anyone as bloodthirsty as “humans” deserved whatever happened to them.
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, Book 1) by Ben H. Winters