I agree with the previous reviewer about the misleading title, but I feel a lot stronger about it, to the extent of considering it a cynical ploy to cash in on the latest interest in the LHC investigation of the Higgs. It's as if Mr Mee wrote what is simply a competent, but certainly not outstanding or literary, book on "A Standard History of Particle Physics", and his publisher said "lots of people have already written about that, you need a better title which should mention the Higgs everyone is on about". Not only does the Higgs get hardly a mention, its significance to the theory is not really well explored at all. Most of what is said about it, near the end of the book, is technical, about its decay products that might be expected from the LHC. And Dark Matter and String theory suddenly make an arbitrary appearance out of the blue, at the end of the book, and are dispensed within just a paragraph or two each.
Frank Close's "The Infinity Puzzle" is a much more enjoyable exposition of the same field, and has much more of genuine interest about Peter Higgs et al and the development and concepts of the Higgs field and particle, and his title doesn't even mention "Higgs"! Having read that I was extremely disappointed to find myself 'hoodwinked' by the title (and the even more misleading subtitle!) of this book. So I would say if you want either a particularly well written book about general particle physics, or some extra detail about the background to Higgs's, then THIS book, unfortunately, is NOT it. A totally superfluous publication, I'm afraid. Spend your money elsewhere.