Winner of the 2013 EdgarÂ®Â Award Winner for Best Paperback Original!Whatâ€™s the point in solving murders if weâ€™re all going to die soon, anyway? Â Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. Thereâ€™s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. Â The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait 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 jobâ€”but not Hank Palace. Heâ€™s investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every weekâ€”except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares. Â The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palaceâ€™s investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, weâ€™re confronted by hard questions way beyond â€śwhodunit.â€ť What basis does civilization rest upon? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?