Malaya, January, 1942. Cut off during the Japanese advance on Singapore, the remnants of a British battalion set up a defense perimeter in the jungle. As a position, Muswell Hill looks impregnable; but how long can exhausted men repulse wave after wave of vicious enemy ground and air attacks, while hope of reinforcement slowly fades ...

As the situation worsens, an extraordinary conflict erupts between Major Kerr, professional soldier and C.O., and Captain Cornish, gentleman civilian soldier and Kerr's second in command. These two offices must contend not only with the Japanese and their own men, but with each other, as a deadly battle of will consumes them.

Tough, exciting, and suspenseful, The Last Hill is a superb successor to the author's critically acclaimed first novel, Bomb Run.