[A] wonderful book . . . A fascinating and lively account . . . Milton writes with a pace and panache suitable to the subject
A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!
What sets Milton's work apart from other recounting is his behind-the-scenes access to the stories of the small group of men who put their minds to creating new ways to wage war
[Giles Milton] writes with relish about the eccentrics who dreamed up the likes of anti-tank 'sticky bombs' while the adventures he describes could not be faster-moving or more exciting
Terrific . . . a great read
Milton is a meticulous researcher and masterful storyteller . . . a fascinating account of England's top-secret operatives who designed and deployed the chilling but effective weapons of clandestine warfare
Milton is a first-rate storyteller . . . a rousing account - and celebration - of most insidious heroes
This account of dirty bombs and derring-do rattles along with the pace of a spy novel