By Ben H. Winters
What’s the purpose in fixing murders if we’re all going to die quickly, anyway?
Detective Hank Palace has confronted this question ever due to the fact that asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no likelihood left. No desire. simply six important months till impact.
The final Policeman presents a desirable portrait of a pre-apocalyptic usa. The economic climate spirals downward whereas vegetation rot within the fields. church buildings and synagogues are packed. humans world wide are strolling off the job—but no longer Hank Palace. He’s investigating a dying by means of striking in a urban that sees a dozen suicides each week—except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the single cop who cares.
the 1st 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 by means of demanding questions manner past “whodunit.” What foundation does civilization leisure upon? what's existence worthy? What might any of us do, what may we really do, if our days have been numbered?
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Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty. She’s never heard of Dana Moreland. Jay leaves a note on Eddie Mae’s desk: they’ve got to ﬁnd the witness. He gets home late, after eight o’clock. Bernie is already in bed, snoring. She left a plate for him on the stove.
Charlie passes on a cross-exam. For his direct, he walks a sta pled stack of papers to the judge’s bench: the cop’s afﬁdavit and the original police report. The judge reads the pages in silence while they all wait. The court reporter checks a chipped nail. The bailiff looks at his watch. Out in the hallway, they can hear rubber soles squeaking on the linoleum and one side of an argu ment about who has the best catﬁsh plate, Delﬁna’s on Main or Guido’s. Finally, Judge Hicks looks up, looks right at Jay.
By now, he’s onto the hustle. “If I could just get a little money,” the guy starts. “I’ll pay you back, I swear. ” Jay stands and shows him to the door. The hooker is the only bright spot on the horizon. He tries a couple of phone numbers Ms. Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty.