The examination of one of the most mysterious episodes in recent British political history by a renowned investigative journalist.
Miles Goslett is an award-winning journalist. He has written for the Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, Sun, The Oldie and The Spectator.
'A compelling, authoritative insight into possibly the most
controversial death in Britain this century' Observer.
'Masterful ... This book made me proud of my trade as a journalist' Daily Mail.
'A notable contribution to contemporary political history' Open Democracy.
'This searing excavation of the mysterious death of Dr David Kelly is investigative journalism at its best. It is brave, relentless, dazzlingly revealing' Peter Oborne.
'Everyone, from Tony Blair downwards, was insistent that Dr Kelly had committed suicide yet the evidence, which Goslett examines in scrupulous detail in this gripping narrative, suggests otherwise' Richard Ingrams.
'Goslett confines himself to the demand for an inquest, and his fine book eloquently spells out why all of us, including Dr Kelly's family, friends and colleagues, deserve one' The Lobster.
'Goslett's well-researched book about the death in 2003 of the weapons expert Dr David Kelly raises troubling questions about abuse of process' Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year.
'This book takes us back to those weeks when New Labour 'spin' seemed to generate its darkest, most frantic moments ... Goslett argues convincingly that potentially important witnesses were not called and inconsistencies in evidence were left unexplored' Mail on Sunday.
'Award-winning investigative journalist Miles Goslett draws together the facts in an intriguing and profoundly disturbing narrative that poses many questions that are yet to be answered' Daily Mail.
'Drawing heavily on medical expertise, Goslett carefully unpicks the gaps in Hutton's probe. He finds enough contradictions in the inquiry [...] to leave the reader deeply uneasy about how the scientist ended up dead in the woods' Morning Star.