World of Trouble (Last Policeman Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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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...
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World of Trouble (Last Policeman Series #3)

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/15/2014
The conclusion of Winters's trilogy (The Last Policeman; Countdown City) about a policeman struggling to do his job as the world is about to end still finds Hank Palace tilting at windmills. As the meteor that will destroy Earth hurtles ever closer, his final case is to find his sister Nico. He and Cortez (a thief he met in the last book) follow a clue that leads them to a deserted police station in Ohio, where Nico and her group were gathering in a final effort to stop the meteor. The station looks deserted but presents Hank with one last tragic puzzle to solve. VERDICT 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. And Hank could have been quite a policeman.
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“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

Kirkus Reviews
2014-06-19
The end of the world won’t stop the last policeman from solving one more case.Would-be detective Hank Palace is driven by a sense of purpose long abandoned by a planet that’s gone crazy as the last days approach. Though he spent little time as an actual detective—after all, there’s no such thing as police, or even order, any more—Palace is the kind of guy who keeps at his job, even in the final days before asteroid Maia is predicted to collide with the Earth. Besides, the last case Palace has chosen is personal: He has to find out what happened to his younger sister, Nico, before everything comes to an end. During their last meeting, Nico claimed to be on the trail of a scientist who could save the planet. When Palace tried to call her bluff, she made a quick getaway, determined to find what she believed to be the truth. Now Palace attempts to retrace her steps, going through the remains of civilization from Massachusetts to Ohio armed only with Nico’s high school yearbook photo. Even Palace’s most loyal companion, his dog, Houdini, limps alongside him as if he knows that the end is near and that the two companions must find their own meaning in it.This final installment in Winters’ trilogy (Countdown City, 2013, etc.) is the weakest, marked by a falling off of both the writing and the story that made the first entry worthwhile. Perhaps the world lasted 14 days too long.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594746864
  • Publisher: Quirk Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/15/2014
  • Series: Last Policeman Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 17,447
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Ben H. Winters is the author of six novels, including The Last Policeman, which won the 2013 Edgar Award for best paperback original, and its sequel, Countdown City. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and their three children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Excellent! Best in the trilogy!

    Excellent! Best in the trilogy!

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