World Of Trouble is the third installment of Ben H Winters’ Last Policeman series. Down to the bone honest and riveting to the core, this book continues on the story of Detective Hank Palace, straightforward guy who constantly wants to do the right thing.
But he is flawed, and a bit unsure of himself. Second-guessing every decision, and reflecting on past mistakes. And, why shouldn’t he be? There is a lot at stake here.
The plot is solid…established by Ben Winters' two previous books. There is an impending apocalyptic hysteria around the world.
With the doomsday asteroid looming, the detective has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force.
Who can he trust? What if he had done things a tad bit differently? Can the world be saved? These thoughts constantly hound him as he tries to solve the puzzle before time runs out…for everyone.
In the meantime, the countdown continues and the reader is at wits end trying to figure out whether this journey will come to a shattering conclusion, or perhaps there may be some sort of resolution for humankind.
In a calm, methodical fashion, Hank Palace motors on. His philosophy is to keep on living each day as if there is no asteroid about to hit earth. In creating this sense of calm in his main character, author Ben Winters manages to establish a story that’s more moving rather than depressing. With this remarkable writing style, he ends a trilogy that has been a page-turner right till the end.