The measured destruction of the IOC that was undertaken in the first book in the series, the Lords of the Rings, gives way to a much less detached account. Andrew Jennings co-authored the first book and found himself in trouble with the Swiss authorities as a result. Perhaps that has lead to the change in style. The second book is like listening to a prolonged rant which is not to say it is not interesting but the facts presented speak for themselves. If you live in a country which is planning to bid for an Olympic Games read both these books first and they will convince you that, whilst the IOC is under the present regime, no civilised country should even think about it.