World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In the final book of the Last Policeman trilogy, Hank Palace sets out from Massachusetts in search of his sister Nico who’s believed to be in Ohio. He's accompanied by Cortez, an interesting character introduced in Countdown City, and Houdini, his dog. Nico has joined up with what amounts to an extremist group, led by someone with the code name of Astronaut, who’re trying to find a way to avert the coming asteroid 2011GV1, named Maia. The asteroid would be hitting earth and decimating civilization in the coming days.
Along the way Hank, meets a local Amish community, an entertaining hedonistic couple partying up the end of days in their RV eating chicken and getting drunk on home brew. Gangs of survivors have taken over stores like Target looking for trade in the midst of anarchy. The world deals with the end while Hank tries to find his sister.
Ben Winters writes a finite end, but it doesn't answer every question. In this case, it's completely acceptable, it makes for good thought. I've enjoyed this series start to finish, I was able to plow through this story in an evening, about 3 to 4 hours with a few breaks here and there. Good writing leads to easy reading.
I will be keeping my eye open for future works from this Indianapolis based author, I'll actually be looking to pick up the trilogy for my personal library since I borrowed these to read from my local library.
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