If you had one chance to change history...Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you kill?
It’s the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be.
Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history.
Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century?
And, if so, could another single bullet save it?
Ben Elton is one of Britain's most provocative and entertaining writers. From celebrity to climate change, from the First World War to the end of the world, his books give his unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time.
He has written fourteen major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable,Dead Famous, High Society, The First Casualty and Two Brothers. He has also written some of television's most popular and incisive comedy, including The Young Ones and Blackadder.
He is married with three children and lives in Western Australia.