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Let's discuss "Countdown City" by Ben H. Winters

There are just 74 days to go before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Hank 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. The second novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy, Countdown City presents a 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?

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  • Brandi W.

    It was great to meet everyone! :)

    2 · October 27, 2014

  • Beth M.

    It was great that we had new and regular attendees who brought varied points of view to the discussion.

    2 · October 27, 2014

  • Birgitta E.

    Nice people, interesting conversation (wish I've read the book!)!

    2 · October 26, 2014

  • Brandi W.

    Hello! I just wanted to let you know I am coming, but will be late. I, again, had 7pm down and looked to see if there were any changes and it says 6! Sorry for mix-up.....not sure how I made this mistake twice.

    October 26, 2014

  • Birgitta E.

    Thanks for your message, Beth! I'll be happy to come, although I haven't read the book. :)

    October 25, 2014

  • Steph

    Something came up so I changed my RSVP to no. This is no longer the case. I am taking you at your word that I may attend even though I am now on a waitlist. If I may not attend, please notify me.

    October 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize-- I signed up for this book club back in June, but did not know I would be out of town. I hope someone can take my place and I hope to meet you all at a future book club!

    October 6, 2014

  • Beth M.

    The great thing about the Club is we're not afraid to try something different. We usually don't read the same author, or serial novels, but the members who attended the discussions of The Last Policeman were so intrigued by the premise that we decided to read and discuss all three books before Andrea leaves for Germany.

    June 5, 2014

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