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

By Marty Mulrooney

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Countdown City by Ben H. Winters is the second novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy. Following on from The Last Policeman (which Alternative Magazine Online awarded Book of the Year 2012 and described as “a genuinely engaging mystery novel that boldly asks us to consider what life is worth, and what truly defines us as individuals”), Countdown City beings with just 77 days left before a deadly asteroid will collide with Earth. Detective Hank Palace is out of a job, but when a woman from his past begs him to track down her missing husband, he finds that old habits – unlike people – die hard…

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FILM REVIEW – The Girl Who Played With Fire

By Joseph Viney

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Following on directly from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009), the second film in the trilogy of adaptations of Steig Larsson’s best-selling juggernaut Millennium tries to recapture the magic of the first film. Unfortunately, The Girl Who Played With Fire has many apparent short falls that will only serve to leave audiences distinctly unfulfilled. However, the appetite for the imminent third part of the trilogy will have not been affected whatsoever.

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