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The Last Policeman

The Last Policeman
A Book

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 1594746745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Novel

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release : 2012-07-10
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1594745773
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"[The] weird, beautiful, unapologetically apocalyptic Last Policeman trilogy is one of my favorite mystery series."—John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns Winner of the 2013 Edgar® Award Winner for Best Paperback Original! What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job—but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every week—except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares. The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palace’s investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re confronted by hard questions way beyond “whodunit.” What basis does civilization rest upon? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered? Ebook contains an excerpt from the anticipated second book in the trilogy, Countdown City.

World of Trouble

World of Trouble
A Book

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1594746850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

World of Trouble

World of Trouble
The Last Policeman Book III

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release : 2014-07-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1594746869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A genre-defying blend of crime writing and science fiction.”—Alexandra Alter, The New York Times Nominated for the 2015 Edgar® Award for Best Paperback Original 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.

Countdown City

Countdown City
A Book

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1594746265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Countdown City

Countdown City
The Last Policeman Book II

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release : 2013-07-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1594746273
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A genre-defying blend of crime writing and science fiction.”—Alexandra Alter, The New York Times Detective Hank Palace returns in the second in the speculative mystery trilogy set on the brink of the apocalypse and winner of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award. There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over...until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband. Brett Cavatone disappeared without a trace—an easy feat in a world with no phones, no cars, and no way to tell whether someone’s gone “bucket list” or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank pieces together what few clues he can, on a search that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal landscape where anti-immigrant militia fend off “impact zone” refugees. Countdown City presents another fascinating mystery set on brink of an apocalypse--and once again, Hank Palace confronts questions way beyond "whodunit." What do we as human beings owe to one another? And what does it mean to be civilized when civilization is collapsing all around you?

Ben H. Winters' The Last Policeman Series

Ben H. Winters' The Last Policeman Series
A Book

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781509456703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Underground Airlines

Underground Airlines
A Book

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1473519322
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The most timely of alternate history novels. Ben Winters has created a spellbinding world that forces the reader to look around—and to look within. This is a thriller not to be missed and one that will not be easily forgotten.' Hugh Howey It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it. Except for one thing: slavery still exists. Victor has escaped his life as a slave, but his freedom came at a high price. Striking a bargain with the government, he has to live his life working as a bounty hunter. And he is the best they’ve ever trained. A mystery to himself, Victor tries to suppress his memories of his own childhood and convinces himself that he is just a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he is desperate to preserve. But in tracking his latest target, he can sense that that something isn’t quite right. For this fugitive is a runaway holding something extraordinary. Something that could change the state of the country forever. And in his pursuit, Victor discovers secrets at the core of his country's arrangement with the system that imprisoned him, secrets that will be preserved at any cost. ‘It is a rare thing when a writer has a fresh new provocative idea – and then executes it beautifully. This is what Ben H. Winters has done in his novel Underground Airlines. Imagine an America in which slavery still exists. Now imagine a dramatic telling of the story.’ James Patterson

The White Horse Trick

The White Horse Trick
A Book

by Kate Thompson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-04
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1407050699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the latter part of the 21st century, and dramatic climate change has made life in Ireland almost impossible. Meanwhile, Tir na n'Og is faced with a refugee problem, and the king of the fairies is not happy about it and when it is revealed that the warlord who is behind the problem is a member of the Liddy family, JJ is sent to sort him out... Following on from The New Policeman and The Last of the High Kings, The White Horse Trick travels from the now to far distant futures: from world's end to world's beginning..

Apocalyptic Chic

Apocalyptic Chic
Visions of the Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse in Literature and Visual Arts

by Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1683930517
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book focuses on legends and images of the apocalypse and post-apocalypse in film and graphic arts, literature and lore from early to modern times and from cultures around the world. It reflects an increasingly popular leitmotif in literature and visual arts of the modern century: humanity’s fear of extinction and quest for survival.

Golden State

Golden State
A Book

by Ben H. Winters

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-01-24
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1473539501
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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___________________ 'A prescient, devastating commentary on humanity’s disintegrating attachment to reality and truth... Winters has written a 1984 for the 21st century. Not just a thrilling book, but an important one' Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and TV series Wayward Pines 'A dystopia for our times' Financial Times ‘A wry commentary on our current era’ Guardian ___________________ Welcome to Golden State, where the worst crime you can commit is to lie. Laz Ratesic is a veteran of the State’s special police. Those in power rely on Laz to discover the full and final truth. But when a man falls from a roof in suspicious circumstances, it sets in motion a terrifying series of events which will shatter Laz’s world for ever. Because when those in control of the truth decide to twist it, only those with the power to ask questions can fight back. ___________________ Golden State is an ambitious and frighteningly timely novel set in a world where everything is recorded and no one can be trusted. For anyone who loved The Handmaid's Tale, The Power and Station Eleven. 'Pacy and compelling' SFX 'Golden State is fascinating, cutting and ultimately inspiring' SciFiNow

The New Policeman

The New Policeman
A Book

by Kate Thompson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-06-30
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1446478718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everyone in Kinvara is conscious that time is flying past, faster and faster - to such an extent that when JJ asks his mother what she would like as a birthday present she ask for more time. JJ dismisses this as mere wishful thinking, an impossibility, for who know where the time goes? The Liddys have been musicians for generations and JJ is no exception but what he discovers is that a shadow from the past hangs over their family -did his great-grandfather murder the village priest? When he sets out to buy his mother time, he discovers the fate of a flute which will provide the key to both problems - it is the vital clue. He makes the transition to Tir na n'Og, the land of eternal youth, where the fairy people are also having a problem with time and it falls to his lot to locate the leak between the two parallel worlds. JJ finds where time goes! Music proves to be the touchstone for communication between the fairy and the human domains and the book is saturated with the lure of Irish music for JJ`s whole existence is built round the ceili and each chapter relates to a tune, printed out as a heading so that the reader can also become a performer. As for the New Policeman, Larry O'Dwyer, he is an enigmatic figure who has a significant bearing on the plot but whose identity is kept a superbly guarded secret to the very last surprising moment.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper
A Book

by Charles McCarry

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2008-01-29
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1468300369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On a rainy night in Paris, Paul Christopher’s lover Molly Benson falls victim to a vehicular homicide minutes after Christopher boards a jet to Vietnam. To explain this seemingly senseless murder, The Last Supper takes its readers back not only to the earliest days of Christopher's life, but also to the origins of the CIA in the clandestine operations of the OSS during World War II. Moving seamlessly from tales of refugee smuggling in Nazi Germany, to OSS-coordinated guerilla warfare against the Japanese in Burma, to the chaotic violence of the Vietnam War, McCarry creates an intimate history of the shadow world of deceit and betrayal that penetrates the psyches of the men and women who live within it.

'On and off duty', a monthly journal for policemen

'On and off duty', a monthly journal for policemen
A Book

by International Christian police association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1888
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Ninja Murders

The Ninja Murders
A Book

by Andrew B. Suhrer

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-02-25
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9781456736026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Ninja Murders Commodore Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853 was one of history's defining moments. His visit ended over two-hundred years of self-imposed isolation and precipitated the fall of the Shogunate. It was also the moment that gave birth to Japanese ambitions to rule East Asia and the Western Pacific. America's desire to increase its international standing inadvertently opened a Pandora's Box that would lead to no less than five wars, including World War II. However, The Ninja Murders is not a history book. It's a novel of historical fiction. And as every fan of the genre knows, behind every great historical event, there is a hero deeply enmeshed in intrigue, danger and romance. Samurai, swords and sex! Another page-turner from Andrew Suhrer. Not only do we get a well-researched story, but an incredibly entertaining one at that. Praise for Andrew B. Suhrer's The Flying Dutchmen "Surreal, stunning, heartwarming and magnificent..." Maggie Carter de Vries, Author: Amelia's Secrets. "Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down." Annette Myers, Author: Shrinking Sands of an African American Beach. "A wonderfully researched and written book, a real page turner to the very end. I could not put it down, the characters literally jump off the page as each battle on the field and crisis in daily life was fought."

The Hope's End

The Hope's End
A Book

by Stephen Chambers

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781429971805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On a planet decimated by plague and political upheaval, young Vel has survived by living on his wits. A seasoned con man who has learned to think only of himself, Vel is forced to choose sides in a civil war. But the choice is made more complicated when Vel learns the truth about a mysterious alien race that predated the settlers of Hera. It turns out that Vel may not be who he thinks he is. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp].

The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp].
A Book

by Robert Kemp Philp

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Power of Truth; Or, Results of Theatre Preaching and Extraordinary Tea Meetings in the South of London. [With Illustrations.]

The Power of Truth; Or, Results of Theatre Preaching and Extraordinary Tea Meetings in the South of London. [With Illustrations.]
A Book

by William CARTER (Preacher.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Fall 2020)

Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Fall 2020)
A Book

by Janice M. Allan

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-08-11
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1476641455
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For over two decades, Clues has included the best scholarship on mystery and detective fiction. With a combination of academic essays and nonfiction book reviews, it covers all aspects of mystery and detective fiction material in print, television and movies. As the only American scholarly journal on mystery fiction, Clues is essential reading for literature and film students and researchers; popular culture aficionados; librarians; and mystery authors, fans and critics around the globe.

The Last of the High Kings

The Last of the High Kings
A Book

by Kate Thompson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-09-30
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1448158443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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JJ Liddy sometimes blames his unreliable temperament on the visit he made to Tir na n'Og, the land of eternal youth, when he was fifteen years old. It's perhaps not surprising that his children have also turned out to be a little eccentric, especially eleven-year-old Jenny. She forgets to go to school, can't bear to wear shoes, and spends entire days roaming the mountainside. It's up there that she meets the ghost. He is guarding a pile of rocks known as the beacon, and when some archaeologists arrive to excavate it, they run into the strangest kind of obstruction. But it is not people the ghost fears, and when the real enemy finally reveals itself, the future of the entire human race is threatened. Only Aengus Og and his fairy kin can help now.