Countdown City (The Last Policeman, Book 2) by Ben H. Winters

By Ben H. Winters

Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second one quantity of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are only seventy seven days prior to a dangerous asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a role. With the harmony police strength working below the auspices of the U.S. Justice division, Hank's days of fixing crimes are over...until a girl from his previous begs for support discovering her lacking husband.
 
Brett Cavatone disappeared and not using a trace—an effortless feat in a global without telephones, no autos, and no approach to inform no matter if someone’s long gone “bucket list” or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank items jointly what few clues he can, on a seek that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal panorama the place anti-immigrant military fend off “impact zone” refugees.

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In Brian’s presence she became pert, impudent, flirtatious. She emanated a wholesome sexiness, as if her plaid Gap skirt covered a leopard-skin garter belt. ’’ But she also saddened easily, and hungered for clarity, security, and purpose. He decided to play the rescuer, imagining that at his side she would grow strong—and grateful to him. Her white knight. They married within six months, and they doted and clung to each other with a passion that was both pure and excruciatingly cute. Then Luke came along, a child like a jewel, the proof and seal of their fusion.

Stay sharp. ’’ And out there was where his sermon promptly headed. The court system was a lie, he said, falsely legalizing queer sex and gun control. —when he knew God turned it loose at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. His voice began rising. The Catholic Church was a lie, nothing but witchcraft. Latin was a lie. Yup, Latin, a pagan tongue, supposed to be a dead language—but it wasn’t dead; it’s been kept alive as . . what? As the language of law, and science, and the Mass, and sorcery.

Nobody . ’’ Wyoming paused. ‘‘Except the Remnant. ’’ He raised the Bible above his head. ‘‘It’s all in here. ’’ ‘‘Tribulation is what’s coming. ’’ The congregation held still, waiting to hear how horrible. They looked like roller-coaster passengers preparing for the first heart-stopping drop down the rails. Wyoming flipped to a new scripture passage. ‘‘ ‘Behold, a pale horse, and its rider’s name was Death . . ’ ’’ Here we went. He had taken his time getting to the last book of the Bible, but he had to save the biggie for the end: Revelation, the zealot’s favorite thrill ride.

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