This is the final book in the The Last Policeman Trilogy that I have been reading. The book starts out with 14 days left in the countdown to the end of the world. Hank Palace is on the trail of Nico with Cortez and Houdini at his side. They little group start to rate towns they pass in a color system, red for towns “seething with active violence”, Green were the opposite, Black for empty, and all colors in between. They run into all varieties of desperate people dealing with the end that is coming in the best way that they can.
Hank is less concerned with the end of the world, except in regards to being a timeline to solve his final case, Nico’s disappearance. Hank’s dogged determination is the defining feature of his character and drives this final book of the trilogy. I don’t want to give any spoilers but the resolution of the story was very well done in an understated manner.
Highly recommended read!