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Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
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it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, science-fantasy

In this, the second volume of "The Last Policeman" trilogy, Hank Palace has been asked to locate the missing husband of an old friend. The unraveling of a world rather than the search is really the point here and Palace, no longer even a police detective, seems to be running on sheer hard-wired devotion to the job.

I found this volume different in tone from the first (very fatalistic vs. somewhat hopeful). More people have purposely gone away or simply vanished. Of those that remain some seem to be planning for a rescue from the end of the world and others are just carrying on. Here we also see a shadowy and brutal military presence.

Overall, an excellent continuation of the story. Can't wait to see how this concludes in the third volume.






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Reading Progress

April 22, 2013 – Shelved
August 10, 2013 – Started Reading
August 14, 2013 – Finished Reading
August 17, 2013 – Shelved as: mystery-thriller
August 17, 2013 – Shelved as: science-fantasy

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message 1: by Col (new)

Col Glad you enjoyed this. I'm in two minds whether to pass this author by. The mystery-thriller bit attracts, but the sci-fi futuristic element doesn't.
Maybe if I cross paths with book 1....


GlenK Col wrote: "Glad you enjoyed this. I'm in two minds whether to pass this author by. The mystery-thriller bit attracts, but the sci-fi futuristic element doesn't.
Maybe if I cross paths with book 1...."


I would definitely try the first one if you get a chance. The science of the asteroid is given more emphasis in the first one but I didn't really feel it overwhelmed the mystery elements.


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