Compellingly vivid, the most sustained description of apocalypse since Robert Harris’s Pompeii. The Financial Times One man miraculously survives the Atomic Bomb of Hiroshima. Two days later he catches the last train home. Home to Nagasaki. He arrives just 90 minutes before the world s second atomic bomb explodes into his life. As he battles through the scene of apocalyptic destruction, surrounded by unthinkable suffering, he is plagued by one constant is he lucky, or unlucky? This is his he's the luckiest man alive.