I could end my review there, that would be something, but I’ll say a little more.
The premise is that there is an asteroid heading for earth. There’s nothing to be done to prevent it, which is explained away in the first novel, so everyone knows the exact moment when and where the disaster will take place. In the meantime, society slowly breaks down, until the water stops running when things quickly turn very, very bad.
In the meantime, former policeman who never got to be a detective, Henry Palace, is still trying to do real police work. In this case, a missing person. Henry’s investigation takes him to both utopian and dystopian groups each trying to make it to the end of the world, maybe even beyond. Who knows if humanity will be able to survive once the asteroid hits, but there’s a chance.
And a third book, which I hope is just as much fun as the first two have been.