With the 2012 hysteria starting to heat up you may be asking yourself why you would want to read a book about the end of the world. But unlike all the doomsday crap being published right now The Last Policeman deals more with our humanity than about being crushed to death by a huge asteroid.
So here's the premise: The world has six months left to survive before the aforementioned asteroid comes to wipe us out and let's just say that we humans do what we do best, freak the fuck out.
Seeing that we are no longer able to function as rational human beings, the laws that once governed a functioning society no longer apply, and what was once considered misdemeanors are now given sentences that a serial killer would expect.
During this turmoil of the inevitable people who are not willing to wait for death start killing themselves and leaving their corpses all over the place, like fast-food restaurants, which is where Police Officer Hank Palace finds himself when he comes to realize that this one particular body is not like all the others.
And there begins the tale of a man searching for truth at the end of the world amid a very "Who the fuck cares" mentality.
So, what would you do? Would you forget about why a man was murdered and spend your remaining days bonding with friends and family, or would you do what you were trained to do and solve the case?
Personally I think you should read this book and spend your final possible hours engrossed in an excellent story .