Book Trailer Drops for Ben H. Winters’ Newest Novel, The Last Policeman
Does the name Ben H. Winters sound familiar? It should. He’s the author of one of my favorite novels of 2011, BED BUGS (my review). Winters is back, this time with an apocalyptic tale of suspenseful horror, THE LAST POLICEMAN. Winters describes this as a, “pre-apocalyptic police procedural” and I’m pretty sure he’s intending on turning this into a trilogy. Below you can check out the book trailer, but for now dig on the plot crunch:
What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die? Detective Hank Palace has asked this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. Several kilometers wide, it’s on a collision course with planet Earth, with just six precious months until impact.
The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. Industry is grinding to a halt. Most people have abandoned their jobs. But not Hank Palace. As our story opens, he’s investigating the latest suicide in a city that’s full of suicides—only this one feels wrong. This one feels like homicide. And Palace is the only one who cares. What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die?
The Last Policeman offers a story we’ve never read before: A police procedural set on the brink of an apocalypse. What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?
I really loved Winters’ writing style and with BED BUGS I haven’t read a book steeped in that much paranoia in a really long time. I’m really looking forward to THE LAST POLICEMAN. Winters has posted an excerpt from the novel (see it here). Be sure to visit the official website as well. Now check out the book trailer:
What do ya think?