The Economist: "A cracking story."
"The story of their financial firefighting is a thrilling one, deftly told by a veteran journalist with access to those involved. Mr Wessel has an eye for enlivening detail (a deal between the Feds and Subway restaurant, for instance, ensured a ready supply of sandwiches); and he has a knack for making finance accessible to the layman without boring the specialist...a cracking story, the best chronicle so far of what officials were doing in the great financial bust of 2007-08." -- The Economist, Sept. 10, 2009. Read the review here