Borrowed the first 2 books of this trilogy from my local library and read them in one afternoon (they are short books). Unfortunately they didn't have the World of Trouble so I purchased the e-book for $15 AUD, which in hindsight was pretty expensive for a 320 page e-book. Loved it though! Maybe an omnibus at a more reasonable price for future readers?
Clean, hard paced writing. A great story, well told. Steers clear of the worst apocalyptic cliches (why must Americans always form posses when the world ends?) and instead looks at motivation and decisions - why would you keep going? Why would you stop? How would you react? What choices would you make?
This is the third book in the trilogy of a futuristic end of the World Series. I think it has to have this ending which still leaves future possibilities. Intriguing and very well written. I do like the faith in the goodness of people as rare as it is to find it.
This final volume of the Last Policeman trilogy follows the former (young and novice) police detective, Hank Palace, as he attempts to find his sister and unravel a mystery before the world literally ends. The series has worked admirably not only because of "the asteroid racing towards earth" premise but because of Hank himself. He strikes me as having a bit of Asberger's. Hank is intensely aware and then seemingly lost. He grips the familiar while everything around him is falling apart. The devotion to duty neared sarcasm in the first two novels with it reaching a melancholy, if not, sad desperation in this outing.
Winters told us from the outset that the world would end but I was not quite prepared for the loss. The honesty of the characters facing the inevitable had me rooting for a Hollywood ending. Yet, what is delivered is right regardless of the hole it leaves. The author has shared the message that as flawed as we are as individuals, in our silly tribes and in the collective there was something worth searching and fighting for.