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Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second volume of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are just seventy-seven days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the US 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Winters’s work shines.”


  • “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.”


  • “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

  • Selected for the August 2013 Indie Next List
  • Winner of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award
  • A 2013 NPR Best Book
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