The book is a damning indictment of the mismanagement of Ireland's "Celtic Tiger" economy. I have read several books about the global financial crash but most are very dry and/or full of economics/City jargon. O'Toole's journalistic skills have ensured that this important story is told in layman's language and is eminently readable. I found it "unputdownable" and finished the book in 2 days. This should be a text book, both for economists and oversight authorities as it the case study of what happens when the market is allowed to dominate the thinking of weak-minded politicians.