Dave Brailsford is a fascinating man to try to study - but very difficult to really get to know. And I think Richard Moore's ebook doesnt try to do that for you, but by presenting 3 different times in Brailsford's career when he's had to make a critical decision, he leaves the reader to make up their own mind.
Brailsford has a fierce reputation for making totally clinical and hard decisions - many a rider has been thrown off the track programme because they weren't making the numbers. Yet one of the most interesting times in his career as described by Moore, was when David Millar got busted for EPO. Brailsford stood by him despite the possible impact on his role as head of performance for the GB track team. In fact in Millar's autobiography, Racing Through the Dark, Millar says that if it hadnt been for Brailsford and British Cycling helping him through the time after his ban was imposed, he's not sure whether he'd have made it. Yet Brailsford has imposed a recruitment policy at Sky - the hardening last year of which Moore also covers in his book - which means that Millar can never join the squad.
I've given it 4 stars out of 5 - I'm holding the 5th star back as I've love Moore to have covered just how Brailsford managed at the time what went down between Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome during last year's Tour!