This is a fascinating account of what probably happened in Wuhan but lacks the balance of an academic treatise. The world is still stunned by the breadth and depth of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, Markson’s book shines a much needed light on the failure of Governments, National and international institutions and individuals. Underlining all this intrigue is the the Machiavellian, secretive nature of the CCP. The book is heavy going, rich in detail and certainly worth a read.