Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Three things. First Ben H. Winters’ new novel Underground Airlines certainly works as a thriller.  Fans of his earlier series The Last Policeman will not be disappointed, though there may be a certain sense of de ja vu. While Underground Airlines is set in an alternative America, one where slavery never completely ended, the main character an escaped slave forced by a government agency to hunt down other escaped … Continue reading Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters. – The Last Last Policeman

In this final volume of Ben H. Winters mystery/science fiction mash-up, the author takes leave of the detective story genre and enters fully into the world of apocalyptic science fiction. When the book opens, former police officer Henry Palace is still living safely with the community of former police officers he found in the second book, Countdown City.  However, he still cannot shake the desire to … Continue reading World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters. – The Last Last Policeman

Countdown City: The Last Policeman II by Ben H. Winters

I may have made this point before, but here goes. If you grew up watching television you probably have certain shows that can best be called comfort shows.  These are not really great television, not the kinds of show that win lot of awards or get taught in lower division college courses by cool professors, but they are good enough, entertaining enough and they have a … Continue reading Countdown City: The Last Policeman II by Ben H. Winters

Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

I don’t have anything deep to say about the second in Ben H. Winters’ series of apocalyptic detective novels, Countdown City.  I just really enjoyed it. 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 … Continue reading Countdown City by Ben H. Winters