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 query ever given that asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no probability left. No desire. simply six necessary months till impact.
The final Policeman presents a desirable portrait of a pre-apocalyptic usa. The financial system spirals downward whereas plants 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 demise through putting 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 near to an apocalypse. As Palace’s research performs out lower than the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re faced through difficult questions manner past “whodunit.” What foundation does civilization relaxation upon? what's lifestyles worthy? What may any of us do, what may we really do, if our days have been numbered?
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But he’d have to weed through the stack to find it. ” “Yes, Doctor. A few minutes ago. I said you were running behind. ” Nodding, as if it were nothing more than another hassle in a typically busy day, he mumbled thank you and continued into his office. His corner space featured two magnificent views. One across Lake Washington to the multimillion-dollar homes choking the east shore, the Bellevue office buildings, and the breath-stopping Cascade Mountain peaks. The other, a northerly panorama of the downtown business district, Lake Union, and Queen Anne Hill.
Water tinkled through a pipe. The rhythmic whoosh of a fan echoed through the ventilation duct. He didn’t hear a sound from Sikes or Washington. Now what? Probably not a great idea to move—even the slightest noise might give away his location. ” “Bullshit. Holds him, so it should damn well hold you. ” “Stop whining, Washington. ” Carefully, McCarthy squirmed around in the cramped space to face the way he had come. Barely able to kneel, his back flush against the cement ceiling, he fished the cell phone from his pocket and pressed one of the buttons to light the display.
What were the odds of that? Maybe he should’ve done something—although he wasn’t sure what—when Russell started to complain about the memories. But no, he’d blown Russell off, figuring the problem would simply go away. It didn’t. Then, two months ago, a request for a copy of Russell’s medical records landed on his 56 | A L L E N W Y L E R desk to be sent to McCarthy’s office. He blew that off too. Two weeks later another request arrived. Again he ignored it, figuring fuck McCarthy. A request for Baker’s files followed.