John Boyes, a chartered accountant, has had a long-term interest in the development of early strategic missiles. His first two books on the Thor ballistic missile attracted wide interest. Britain's Blue Streak, developed in the second half of the 1950s was potentially Thor's successor had the project not been cancelled but nonetheless is an obvious follow-on volume. The author is a member of the committee of the Royal Air Force Historical Society and was financial controller of the Bomber Command Memorial.
There is a lot of technical details and more political machinations present in this tale, but John Boyes is able to put it all together into an easy-to-read book. I read this tome over three nights and it was hard to put down. --IPMS/USA