Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Countdown City

There are only 77 days until the asteroid hits earth. Detective Hank Palace has until recently, continued working as a detective, even with the end of the world looming. A woman who used to babysit Hank when he was younger begs him to find her missing husband. Most people think her husband has left to do whatever he wants in the few days that are left. This woman is convinced there is more to it. Hank finds a few clues to work with, and does his best to discover what happened to this man. Hank finds himself in an anarchist encampment with more going on than he anticipated.

I won a copy of this book from Quirk Books*. This is the second book in the Last Policeman trilogy. It builds on the tension of the first book. We learn more about Hank's character in this book. In The Last Policeman, Hank was more of a mysterious character. Here more of his personal life is divulged. I liked learning more about him, but it will make it more difficult when the asteroid hits.

I like that these are not simply mysteries or post-apocalyptic stories. The impending doom creates a new dimension to the genre, and brings up a lot of interesting questions. What would you do if you knew when you would die? What do you do with the time you have left? This series will grab your attention, and you will want to keep reading until the asteroid hits.

This book ended with a cliff hanger, and I cannot wait until the third book is released!

If you enjoy mysteries, you have to read this trilogy!

*Quirk Books does not require a review or stipulate what kind of review should be given if you are inclined to review the book. It was simply part of a promotional event for their book. Winning this book does not change my review. It merely provides me with a book I would not have heard about, or gotten to as quickly.

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