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  • Fascinating and fast-moving... an extraordinary book

  • A powerful contribution to the history of Anglo-Irish relations

    Literary Review
  • A fascinating book. No-one else could provide such an insider's account, for he was the only one to be involved in the detail of every tortuous step

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Jonathan Powell has produced one of the half-dozen best books on the Troubles... He was the ultimate insider... Powell writes in a personal manner, with deft character sketches

  • This is the best-informed rough draft of history so far written by someone who was on the roller-coaster ride to a settlement

    The Times

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