Classic Mystery fans and science-fiction readers alike will enjoy this genre twist as The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States dissolving into dissipation and despair. Most people have abandoned their jobs. But not Detective Hank Palace. As our story opens, he’s investigating the latest suicide in a city full of suicides--only this one feels wrong. This one feels like a homicide. But 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 we really knew that our days were numbered?