JAMES FERGUSSON has covered international current affairs for many newspapers. His first book was the critically-acclaimed Kandahar Cockney (2004).
'Deftly put together and compelling written, Fergusson interweaves an intriguing real-life murder mystery with the short, shameful history of the agrochemical industry that has made unwitting guinea pigs of us all.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'An intriguing and thought-provoking historical whodunnit that investigates the sinister roots of our 21st-century toxic legacy.' Joanna Blythman 'Thought-provoking and frightening in turns, but most of all utterly brilliant - This is an important book: read it and weep, and then get very, very angry.' Tim Smit, Director, Eden Project