• "Compelling... the authors make clear why governments have shrouded such weapon programmes in even more secrecy than their nuclear work."

    Financial Times
  • "An absorbing and unsettling history, an exhaustive exploration of a little-known but potentially apocalyptic aspect of warfare, the whole thing carrying the punch of Armageddon. It reminds us that the world could end not with a nuclear bang but in whimpers of fevered agony."

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • "The best account of gas and germ warfare available for the lay reader"

    Washington Post