Countdown City

Paperback $14.95

Quirk Books | Jul 16, 2013 | 320 Pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | ISBN 9781594746260

  • Paperback$14.95

    Quirk Books | Jul 16, 2013 | 320 Pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | ISBN 9781594746260

  • Ebook$14.95

    Quirk Books | Jul 16, 2013 | ISBN 9781594746277

Praise

An NPR Best Book of 2013
 
“I always appreciate novels that have new and interesting approaches to traditional genres, and Ben H. Winters’ two novels featuring Hank Palace fill the bill.”—Nancy Pearl, NPR
 
“Winters is brilliant in conveying the ways in which people look for their best impulses but often end up as the victims of other people’s most base instincts.”—Toronto Star

“…one of the best mysteries I’ve read in a long time.”—Nancy Pearl, KUOW

“…the ‘don’t lose hope’ ending is slam bang, setting us up for the ‘final-final’ installment.”—Florida Times-Union

A precise, calendar-driven doom casts a shadow over the series, a planet-killer asteroid that the Earth can’t duck, making this an existential policier.”—The Sunbreak

“…a thrilling and contagious read.”—Fayetteville Flyer

“Through it all Palace remains a likeable hero for end times…”—PublishersWeekly.com

“Winters is a deft storyteller who moves his novel effortlessly from its intriguing setup to a thrilling, shattering conclusion.”—Los Angeles Review of Books

“…gripping…”—The Free Lance-Star

“… Winters’s work shines.”—Locus
 
“Don’t miss this series!”—Sci Fi magazine
 
“As with the first Hank Palace novel (this is volume 2 of a projected trilogy), the mystery element is strong, and the strange, preapocalyptic world is highly imaginative and also very plausible—it’s easy to think that the impending end of the world might feel very much like this. Genre mash-up master Winters is at it again.”—Booklist

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