The third and final installment in the Edgar Award winning "preapocalyptic" Last Policeman series featuring detective Hank Palace. 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. Series Overview: The Last Policeman trilogy presents fascinating mysteries against the backdrop 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. While society crumbles around him, Hank sets out to investigate murders, missing persons, and conspiracy theories in a search for answers to questions way beyond "whodunit."