This reads in long sections like a crime novel. Clearly argued and documented as best as a journalist can when faced with Chinese intransigence, the opportunism of US and other health research organisations and a corrupted WHO. This book inspires hope that eventually the truth comes out. It inspires fear, however, that gain-of-function research on viruses will lead to bio weapons of a potential ten times as disruptive as Covid-19. The book should be a clarion call to Western governments to focus on this new danger.