Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

The Last Policeman has a fairly straightforward setup – a suicide that somehow seems fishy.  Most of the other officers want to leave the case be.  One cop believes it’s a murder, and will follow it to the end of the Earth.

Literally.  The asteroid is due to hit the planet in less than a year.

There’s something special about this novel.  Something almost ineffable in the way it hits the tone of this situation just right.  Something beautifully haunting. The way it captures the quiet – and not so quiet – desperation of looming doom.  And that’s what takes this novel from pretty good to “damn good”.

It’s worth noting that the day after I finished reading this novel, I learned that an asteroid had passed between the Earth and the moon.  It had been discovered three days prior.

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