Having read Iain King’s first novel featuring Myles Munro, Secrets of the Last Nazi, I was delighted to be able to get my hands on a copy of his new book, Last Prophecy of Rome which comes out today! I loved the first novel and gave it 5 stars, I loved this one even more and feel that the main character, Myles really develops.
With a tag line like this to drag you in- “An ancient empire. A terrifying threat to the World’s Superpower. Only one man can stop it” – the book does have a lot to live up too and King really does not disappoint.
The blurb –
ROME: Maverick military historian Myles Munro is on holiday with girlfriend and journalist Helen Bridle. He’s convinced a bomb is about to be detonated at the American Embassy.
NEW YORK: A delivery van hurtling through Wall Street, blows up, showering the sky with a chilling message: America is about to be brought down like the Roman Empire.
Juma, an African warlord, set free by the Arab Spring, plans to make it happen.
When a US Senator is taken hostage, a chilling chain of events begins, and Myles finds himself caught in a race against time to stop Juma. But, he’s not prepared for the shocking truth that the woman he once loved, Juma’s wife, Placidia, has now become a terrorist.
This book is a cracking thriller and such a page turner, I read it in just over a day and loved every page. The words flowed and I lost time reading, and did the classic, just one more page, one more chapter until before I knew it I was 75% through and might as well finish it now being so close to the end and needing to know what happened – I lost track of time and felt at times like I was living the story with them.
I really enjoyed the books written by Dan Brown when they first came out and for me, Myles is a better main character and Iain King’s books are better in my opinion, and I have read quite a few books over the last few years to get a comparison! (Check out my Goodreads stats)
Overall this book for me was a brilliant read and looking forward to more books featuring Myles and Helen. Thank you to the publishers Bookouture for letting me get my hands on a review copy!
Make sure you grab your copy now!!