The Last Policeman
Score: 4
From 108 Ratings

The Last Policeman


  • Author : Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594746741


The Last Policeman Book Description :

When the Earth is doomed by an imminent asteroid collision, homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about.

The Last Policeman

The Last Policeman


  • Author : Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher : Hatherleigh Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 1594745765


The Last Policeman Book Description :

When the Earth is doomed by an imminent and unavoidable asteroid collision, New Hampshire homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman. Original.

Countdown City
Score: 4
From 65 Ratings

Countdown City


  • Author : Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594746260


Countdown City Book Description :

Losing his job in the wake of an asteroid collision that is set to decimate the planet in 74 days, Detective Hank Palace agrees to help a woman from his past find her missing husband in a world that is rapidly descending into apocalyptic chaos. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Original.

World of Trouble
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

World of Trouble


  • Author : Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594746857


World of Trouble Book Description :

A conclusion to the series that began with the Edgar Award-winning The Last Policeman finds Detective Hank Palace holing up with his former associates in a safe house waiting for the doomsday asteroid only to confront astounding revelations. Original.

Underground Airlines
Score: 3.5
From 257 Ratings

Underground Airlines


  • Author : Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316261234


Underground Airlines Book Description :

The bestselling book that asks the question: what would present-day America look like if the Civil War never happened? A New York Times bestseller; a Goodreads Choice finalist; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Hudson Bookseller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kirkus Reviews, AudioFile Magazine, and Amazon A young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange for his freedom. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right--with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. As he works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines, tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he's hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child--who may be Victor's salvation. Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost. Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe.

The New Policeman
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The New Policeman


  • Author : Kate Thompson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061975745


The New Policeman Book Description :

Who knows where the time goes? There never seems to be enough time in Kinvara, or anywhere else in Ireland for that matter. When J.J.'s mother says time's what she really wants for her birthday, J.J. decides to find her some. He's set himself up for an impossible task . . . until a neighbor reveals a secret. There's a place where time stands still—at least, it's supposed to. J.J. can make the journey there, but he'll have to vanish from his own life to do so. Can J.J. find the leak between the two worlds? Will a shocking rumor about his family's past come back to haunt him? And what does it all have to do with the village's new policeman . . . ?

My Policeman
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

My Policeman


  • Author : Bethan Roberts
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448130986


My Policeman Book Description :

It is in 1950s' Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom. He teaches her to swim in the shadow of the pier and Marion is smitten - determined her love will be enough for them both. A few years later in Brighton Museum Patrick meets Tom. Patrick is besotted with Tom and opens his eyes to a glamorous, sophisticated new world. Tom is their policeman, and in this age it is safer for him to marry Marion. The two lovers must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed.

The Yiddish Policemen s Union
Score: 3.5
From 44 Ratings

The Yiddish Policemen s Union


  • Author : Michael Chabon
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062124586


The Yiddish Policemen s Union Book Description :

For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end. Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. And in the cheap hotel where Landsman has washed up, someone has just committed a murder—right under his nose. When he begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, and Landsman finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, evil, and salvation that are his heritage. At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.

The Third Policeman
Score: 3.5
From 46 Ratings

The Third Policeman


  • Author : Flann O'Brien
  • Publisher : Pan
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: English fiction
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 0330241583


The Third Policeman Book Description :

With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.

Golden State
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Golden State


  • Author : Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316505406


Golden State Book Description :

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist Ben H. Winters comes a mind-bending novel set in a world governed by absolute truth, where lies are as dangerous as murder. In a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the Golden State, a nation standing where California once did, a place where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life and governance impossible. In the Golden State, knowingly contradicting the truth is the greatest crime -- and stopping those crimes is Laz's job. In its service, he is one of the few individuals permitted to harbor untruths, to "speculate" on what might have happened. But the Golden State is less of a paradise than its name might suggest. To monitor, verify, and enforce the truth requires a veritable panopticon of surveillance and recording. And when those in control of the facts twist them for nefarious means, the Speculators are the only ones with the power to fight back.