A lone figure stands silhouetted atop the Mausoleum of Hadrian. He is alone and unarmed, without money or friends, trapped in a deadly conspiracy at the heart of the Empire. The City Watch has orders to take him alive; other, more sinister, forces want him dead. As the day dies, he realises he has only 24 hours to expose the conspirators, and save the leader of the world. If the Emperor dies, chaos and violence will ensue, every single person he loves will die.He must run, bluff, hide and fight his way across the Seven Hills to reach the Colosseum, and the Emperor. He must make it to The Last Hour.
We know what to expect with a new Harry Sidebottom novel – a cracking page-turner of a thriller, suffused with the author’s knowledge of the ancient world. The Last Hour is no exception, and we are delighted to invite you to join us in celebrating its publication with a glass of wine in the Bookshop.