Set three months before the deadly asteroid 2011GV1 is due to hit Earth, this "Last Policeman "sequel chronicles the further adventures of Hank Palace. The Concord Police Department is now operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, and Hank is out of a job--until he's hired by a business tycoon to help find the man's estranged son. Hank's search leads him to a visibly collapsing East Coast landscape where anti-immigrant militia patrol the shores, fending off droves of people fleeing the "impact zone" of the asteroid.
And it isn't long before Hank's missing-person case turns into a murder investigation. But the "Last""Policeman "sequel asks questions well 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?
Ben H. Winters is a New York Times-bestselling author and an Edgar Award nominee. His novels include Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Quirk 2009; 10+ weeks on the NYT Best Seller List), the Edgar-Award nominated YA novel The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman (HarperCollins 2009), and Bedbugs (Quirk 2011), which was hailed by Vanity Fair as a diabolical tale of paranoia. Ben lives in Cambridge with his wife and three children.