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The Last Policeman Book III

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On Sale: July 15, 2014
Pages: 320 | ISBN: 978-1-59474-686-4
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"[The] weird, beautiful, unapologetically apocalyptic Last Policeman trilogy is one of my favorite mystery series."—John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns

Critically acclaimed author Ben H. Winters delivers this explosive final installment in the Edgar Award winning Last Policeman series. With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank’s safety is only relative, and his only relative—his sister Nico—isn’t safe. Soon, it’s clear that there’s more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it’s up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out . . . for everyone.
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Praise

“Stubborn, earnest, self-deprecating and decent, his protagonist, Hank Palace, is a brilliantly realized character you want to follow to the very end—and beyond.”—San Francisco Chronicle 

“In this remarkable series, Winters creates a melancholy hybrid of crime and science fiction, managing to subvert the expectations of both genres.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Winters, a major talent, gives us the best realized world on the verge of annihilation that this reviewer has seen since Cormac McCarethy...”—Sci Fi magazine

“This is quality writing.”—Cape Cod Times

“When the trilogy races toward the end (in more than one way), you find yourself with a spark of hope for the human race, even in just spirit and soul.”—GeekMom

World of Trouble demonstrates a greater confidence in the storytelling, richer supporting characters, and an ending that I wanted to both race toward and hold off as long as possible.”—Indianapolis Business Journal

World of Trouble is a page turner, a book that is riveting and humane, suspenseful rather than frenetic, and moving rather than depressing; and the key to it all is our guide trough this crumbling world. Palace is a brilliant creation, the perfect hero for our eschatological age.”—Tor.com

“That Winters can paint for us a world that is so bared-boned, raw and honest is why this is one of the best books of the year so far.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
“Winters has done an excellent job...”—McClatchy
 
“Winters’ style is a slow burn....His cadence is a steady beat rather than a roller coaster, and is words sparing and simple. They will stay with you.”William O'Connor, The Daily Beast
 
“This is quality writing.”—Cape Cod Times

“When the trilogy races toward the end (in more than one way), you find yourself with a spark of hope for the human race, even in just spirit and soul.”—GeekMom

World of Trouble demonstrates a greater confidence in the storytelling, richer supporting characters, and an ending that I wanted to both race toward and hold off as long as possible.”—Indianapolis Business Journal

World of Trouble is a page turner, a book that is riveting and humane, suspenseful rather than frenetic, and moving rather than depressing; and the key to it all is our guide trough this crumbling world. Palace is a brilliant creation, the perfect hero for our eschatological age.”—Tor.com

“...riveting entertainment...”—The AV Club
 
Winters’ World of Trouble is more than a shining example of how to write about the apocalypse—it’s one of the most well-written mysteries of any era...World of Trouble is a book you don’t want to miss.”—Paste

“It is impossible not to love Hank and his need to try to do the right thing all the time. The bleak premise of this series could be too much, but, instead, it gives a certain clarity to the action of people who become their most real selves when the end of the world arrives.”—Library Journal

“As fascinating as Winters’ imagined societal breakdown can be, it’s his attention to human connections—heartfelt, heroic and lethal—that really make this trilogy worth reading.”—Kirkus

“A fine conclusion to a unique and compelling trilogy.”—Booklist

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